Sports Shorts

Water Polo Takes Third at Northerns

The MIT water polo team won a pair of games over the weekend to secure a third-place finish at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Division Championship. The Cardinal and Grey beat the host Crimson, 7-5, in the opening round and followed that up with a win over Iona in the third-place contest on Sunday. Tech’s lone loss was an 8-6 setback at the hands of eventual division champion, Brown.

The Engineers will now advance to the Eastern Championship for the third time in the last four years. The tournament, which will be hosted by MIT, begins on Friday, November 20.

—Greg McKeever, DAPER Staff

Women’s Volleyball Falls in NEWMAC Final

MIT Women’s Volleyball advanced to the NEWMAC finals with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Friday, but lost to Wellesley in straight sets, 25-14, 25-13, 25-19, on Saturday. Both matches were back-and-forth, and with the teams exchanging points and leads. The Engineers were able to pull out the win against Coast Guard, but fell short to Wellesley.

With the victory, Wellesley advances to the NCAA tournament; MIT will hope for an at-large bid, which will be announced November 9th.

—Mindy Brauer, DAPER Staff