Sports Shorts

Football beats Becker College in opener

MIT football kicked off its 2011 season with a 35-13 win against Becker College, its second straight season-opening win. The 35 points MIT put on the scoreboard was the most since its 48-15 win against Western New England in 2008. John C. Wenzel ’14 passed for 224 yards, and Justin R. Wallace ’15 started his collegiate career with an impressive 170 rushing yards; the young duo created a foundation for a strong, balanced attack. Offense wasn’t the only outstanding aspect MIT displayed during the game. The Engineers shut out Becker for the first three quarters, only allowing 74 rushing yards.

Becker scored their only points during the last six minutes of the game. Wenzel and Wallace, along with Alexander E. Chumbley ’15, Benjamin D. Hessels ’14, and Justin A. Kresz ’12 — the latter showing his senior prowess with 104 receiving yards — each scored a touchdown for the team. Kicker Harry A. Rein ’15 started his collegiate career perfectly, hitting all five of his point-after attempts.

—Shri R. Ganeshram

Field Hockey suffers first loss of season

The Field Hockey team fell to Johns Hopkins at home on Sunday, 3-1, for their first loss of the season. The loss was the first of the season of the Engineers, who had outscored their opponents 36-4 in their previous five games.

The Engineers opened the scoring in the 35th minute on a goal by Anna H. Teruya ’12, assisted by Molly K. Duffy ‘14. This would be the only goal in the first half, despite the 23 total shots taken by the two teams. It would also be the only goal for the Engineers in the game, however, as Johns Hopkins scored three times within a period of just over three minutes in the second half.

MIT outshot their opponents 21-19, and took 15 penalty corners to Johns Hopkins’ 9. Kameron L. Klauber ’12 led the team with nine shots, and Teruya had five.

The team will look to rebound from the loss on Wednesday, when they host Gordon College.

—David Zhu, Sports Editor