Sports Shorts

Women’s Soccer Wins 2-0 Over Clark

MIT women’s soccer took on Clark University on a soggy Tuesday evening. The Engineers took an early lead and held on for the 2-0 victory in the final match of the NEWMAC regular season.

Prior to the game, three seniors were recognized for their contributions to the MIT women’s soccer program. Playing their final regular-season game, Jean E. “Liz” Theurer ’10, Erika C. Granger ’10 and co-captain Kathryn A. Pesce ’10 were honored for becoming the first Engineers to hold winning NEWMAC records in all four years.

In the seventh minute, Theurer scored off a pass from Clair DeRosa, maneuvering past the two defenders to put away her sixth goal of the season.

In the 21st minute, Connie Y. Park ’13’s corner kick into the middle of the penalty area found the foot of Alisha D. Lussiez ’12, who put the Engineers up 2-0 before the half. Neither team would score in the second half.

Goalie Meghan S. Wright ’13 was perfect in net, stopping all five shots on goal and recording her third shutout on the season.

The Engineers’ next match will be against WPI in the NEWMAC Quarterfinals, on Saturday at 1 p.m. at home.

­­­­­­—Mindy Brauer, DAPER Staff

Field Hockey Closes Regular Season with Overtime Win

MIT Field hockey wrapped up their regular season with a 1-0 overtime victory over Clark University on Tuesday, improving to 14-4 and clinching the number two seed in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament.

Lia R. DiGiovanna ’13 scored the lone goal in a matchup that featured three of the leading scorers in the conference. Although MIT held advantages in both shots on goal and penalty corners, the game remained scoreless until the 78th minute. Kameron L. Klauber ’12 made the assist on the goal.

The Engineer defense shut down Clark’s offense behind goalie Keri A. Dixon ’11, who made three saves.

MIT will face Babson College in the first round of the NEWMAC tournament on Saturday.

—David Zhu, Sports Editor

Hansen, Vishnevetky Earn NEWMAC Postseason Honors

The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its 2009 Women’s Tennis postseason awards on Tuesday. MIT gathered three Second-Team awards.

Leslie A. Hansen ’10 closed out her Fall career with a Second-Team nod at No.1 singles and No. 1 doubles, adding to her lengthy list of awards. The 2006 Rookie of the Year and two-time Athlete of the Year remains the only MIT women’s tennis player to receive either award in NEWMAC history. Hansen was named to All-Conference teams all four years in singles and three times in doubles. With ten All-Conference awards, Hansen has surpassed Mariah N. Hoover ’07 to become the most decorated athlete in the history of Tech’s women’s tennis program.

In addition to her doubles nomination, Hansen’s partner Anastasia Vishnevetsky 12 received Second-Team honors at No. 2 singles. Vishnevetsky has totaled four All-Conference awards in her career, including last year’s First-Team selections at the same positions.

—Paul Blascovich, DAPER Staff