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MIT

RESULT North Shore 40–
MIT 20

October 21, 2017, 1:00pm @ 250 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139


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Referee's Official Match Report

Contrasting styles of play on a warm fall day in Cambridge. Bigger, stronger North Shore and smaller but elusive MIT. In the first half the visitors had their opportunities, but weren't clinical enough. MIT was most effective when they pushed the tempo. 15-12 to the home side at the break.

In the second half North Shore relied on their fitness and bench to pull away, scoring four converted tries to MIT one, which wasn't converted.

Referee: Nick Hildebidle

Via the New England Rugby Referees Society

Our Match Report

The Red's took on MIT on a late Saturday afternoon in Cambridge, looking to bounce back after the first loss of the 2017 Campaign. North Shore was treated to a beautifully maintained pitch on a unusually warm October day.

The Red's came out against an MIT team ready to play a high tempo rugby game, luckily for the Red's the MIT team was unable to capitalize on a slow start for the men of North Shore. The first half came to end with the Red's on the wrong end of the score, down 15-12. Tries scored by the starting lock forwards for the Aryan Nation, CJ and Konrad.

The first half served as a wake up call to North Shore, a game that started with hopes of widening our point differential in order to battle for #2 spot in the league was now about regaining the lead and securing the win. North Shore's superior size and fitness was able to wear down the opposition tacking on 4 tries to MIT's one in the second half. The Red's back line played hard hitting attack led by this year's favorite for Coach's Award, Mahoney playing out of position in the 10 jersey. North Shore's pack was able to rebound after a less then stellar performance against Providence, pushing MIT around the park. 2nd half tries scored by Mahoney, Jeb, Vandermass, and Chris Roberts.

Great job by Latter and Mike "Carl" Wilson for their first starts of the season, a Red's debut by new prop Leo, and a return to the side by the one and only Nick Frye.

The Red's will have their final home game of the season, hosting Burlington on Saturday at GE field. 1pm.

Practice this week is Tuesday and Thursday, with only 3 games left in the season we need all hands on deck, the battle for the top spot in the league rages on.