MIT Swimming and Diving starts season
The MIT Swimming and Diving teams opened their seasons this past weekend by hosting the Charles Batterman Relays. Wheaton College and Bentley College also competed, but the Engineers swept the competition, winning every event.
Anna S. Kokensparger ’13 set an Institute record in the 100 individual medley, and was a part of five other relays on the women’s team. For the men, Brendan T. Deveney ’13 also set a school record in the same event. Each team set six event records.
The Engineers next swim in their Alumni Meet, hosted next Saturday in the Z-Center pool.
—David Zhu, Sports Editor
Engineers come up short at NEWMAC finals
Wellesley defeated MIT in the championship match of the NEWMAC Women’s Tennis Tournament in Babson Park, Massachusetts. All doubles matches were closely contested with Wellesley winning the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles matches (9-7 and 8-6, respectively) and the Engineers’ Stasey Vishnevetsky ’12 and Michelle M. Dutt ’15 taking the No. 2 doubles match (8-6). With a 2-1 lead going into the six singles matches, Wellesley only needed three more wins to win the championship by taking the best-of-nine match. Although the Engineers had strong scores and were in good positions to win three of the six singles matches, the first three to finish all went to Wellesley, as they secured their victory. This season-closing victory improved Wellesley’s overall record to 10-1 and dropped MIT’s overall record to 7-3.
—Nidharshan Anandasivam, Sports staff
Football loses with a final score of 36-13
Salve Regina beat The Engineers 36-13 in a Conference game last Saturday. MIT opened the game well, scoring the first touchdown with a 15-play, 80-yard drive. However, the Engineers did not continue to hold the lead, being held to only 187 yards total in the game and allowing a 29 point straight run from Salve Regina. Quarterback John C. Wenzel ’14 was part of both touchdowns scored by MIT, passing the first to Bradford L. Goldsberry ’15 for 16 yards and running the second 4 yards. Wenzel was the leading passer, passing 76 yards and Goldsberry was the leading receiver, receiving a total of 41 yards. Justin R. Wallace ’15 rushed for 80 yards strong. The Engineers’ youth continue to show promise as this season tests their abilities.
Men’s Soccer beats Clark University
The MIT Men’s Soccer team held-on to defeat Clark University 1-0 this past Saturday. Zachary E. Kabelac ’15 scored the game’s only goal in the 35th minute. It was his third game-winning goal and seventh total this season. Credit for the assist went to both Benjamin A. Lewis ’13 and Nicholas A. Diamantoni ’15. MIT dominated nearly the entire game, with the Clark offense only managing seven shots and two shots on goal the entire game. MIT, on the other hand, had plenty of opportunities with 21 shots and 13 shots on goal. The team improved to 7-6 (2-3) on the season, and has one more conference game against Wheaton College before the NEWMAC tournament.
—Carlos Greaves, Sports staff