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Men's Rugby Drops Match to Dinosaurs

By Randy Myers
Team Member

The MIT Men's Rugby Football Club fell to the Beacon Hill Dinosaurs 2014 on Saturday. The loss dropped the club to 83 on the season and it was their first non-tournament loss of the season.

MIT took control of the veteran Dinosaur club early, taking advantage of the wind and unseasonably warm weather. Gavin Braithwaite G and Steve Lasher G scored tries early in the first half. With two impressive conversions by Fernando Vargas G, MIT took an early 140 lead. The Dinosaurs, however, rallied for 2 late tries to close the gap to 1410 at halftime.

In the second half, the Dinosaurs' experience paid off as they scored two more tries to close out the scoring.

The MIT B-side won their second straight game, 85. The B's only try was scored by Ben Hellweg G. The winning points were scored by Jeff Bucci just before half on a drop kick.

MIT finishes up their season Saturday in Roxbury versus the Old Gold Rugby Football Club.