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Women’s Rugby Club Loses Tough Game

By Kristin Brodie

Team Member

The women’s rugby team had their first game of the season against Springfield College last Saturday. The Engineers made a good effort, but lost the match 15-10.

Despite the loss, the team is looking better than ever this season. There are many returning players as well as some new, experienced players joining us for the first time.

Several of the rookies played great on Saturday. Lee Knight ’00 and Heather Sites ’03 both scored for MIT. They assisted MIT in tackling, gaining yardage and keeping possession throughout the entire game.

All players in the game seemed to be performing strong, well-timed tackles right and left. Barika Poole ’01 single-handedly stopped many of the opposing team’s girls from scoring by completely knocking them off their feet -- even the other team’s spectators began cheering Poole’s performance.

With all the athletes the team is fielding, the spring season looks very promising for the women’s rugby team.