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The MIT women’s rugby forwards drive a scrum while scrum-half Alyssa M. Baccarella ’11 prepares to collect the ball during the Engineers game against Middlebury last Saturday. MIT won the game, making them the New England Rugby Football Union Division III champions and securing them a place in the national collegiate rugby championships this upcoming weekend.
Courtesy of the MIT Women’s Rugby Team

Women’s Rugby Wins New Englands

Playing through monsoon-like rain and ankle-deep mud, MIT Women’s Rugby inched up the field against tough opposition from Middlebury at the New England Championship game in Newport, RI on Saturday. MIT controlled the ball for most of the game. With a try in the first half and another plus a penalty in the second, MIT won with a score of 13-0. Next up for the team is the National Championships in Cherry Hill, NJ this weekend.

—Kat Kononov, Team Member

Men’s Basketball Opens With Win over Emmanuel

Men’s Basketball defeated Emmanuel College in their season opener on Tuesday, 68-54. MIT took a 31-28 lead at halftime, and would hold for the rest of the game. The Engineers were led by Willard J. “Billy” Johnson ’10, Noel Hollingsworth ’12, and Mitchell H. Kates ’13, who had 18, 15, and 14 points, respectively.

MIT will play in the RPI Invitational Tournament this weekend.

—David Zhu, Sports Editor