Women’s Volleyball fall to Springfield College in NEWMAC semifinal

After a strong finish last week against WPI, the Engineers advanced to the NEWMAC semifinals. MIT lost in all three sets with final scores of 25-16, 25-10, and 25-15. MIT opened the first two sets taking the first two points, fighting throughout the matches for a lead over Springfield. The third match began with Springfield in the lead, and they kept ahead of MIT to eventually take the win, sweeping the Engineers in all three matches.

—Shelley Ackerman, Sports Editor

Men’s Soccer loses to Babson in final game

The Babson Beavers defeated MIT 2-1 in the Engineer’s final game of the season. MIT finished this season with a 9-8-0 record overall.

Babson made its first goal near the end of the first half. A short while later, Babson turned up the heat again and garnered the Beavers’ second goal.

Feeling the pressure, the Engineers sought out chances to score. Babson’s defense kept MIT off the boards until 84:14, during the second half, when Tyler S. Singer-Clark ’14 made a crucial goal — his first of the season. Shortly after, MIT attempted to tie the game at 2-2 when Benjamin A. Lewis ’13 made an open attempt, but unfortunately the ball sailed over the crossbar.

This game marked the end of the season for the Engineers, who have played in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Men’s Soccer tournament for the past three out of four years. Babson will either face Wheaton College or Springfield College in the finals on Sunday at 1 p.m.

—Katie Bodner, Sports Staff