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Engineers display grit and renew winning ways

Engineers find Ws after slight bumps, volleyball perfect to start the season, basketball continues to dominate

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MIT women's basketball faces off against Clark University.
Robert Krawitz

Women’s Track and Field (No.2) finished first at the Bowdoin Invitational with a total of 212 points and 11 event wins.

Men’s Track and Field (No. 8) finished first at the Bowdoin Invitational, with several first, second, and third place finishes across the board in the events.

Men’s Volleyball (2–0) started the season off in style as they swept the home side Emmanuel College and later that evening, took care of business against Alvernia.

Women’s Swimming and Diving (No. 8, 5–3) defeated No. 5 NYU but lost to No. 6 Williams in a double-dual meet in Western Mass last Friday.

Men’s Swimming and Diving (No. 4, 7–1) had no issues at Williams College as they came out with convincing victories over no. 6 NYU and the home team No. 17 Williams.

Women’s Basketball (11–5, 7–2 NEWMAC) earned a convincing win over Clark University, led by a points-rebounds double-double by Taylor V'Dovec 19.

Men’s Basketball (15–2, 5–1 NEWMAC) got back to winning ways with a comeback win against Babson College, capped off with three-pointers by Cameron Korb 19 and Dakota Pierce 19 in overtime.

Men’s Squash (13–3) are on a run of winning, marred only by a close loss to Colby College. They will begin a homestand this Friday against Middlebury College.

Football lost their head coach, Chad Martinovich, to the University of Rochester. Martinovich completed his ninth season as the head coach at MIT in 2017, guiding the Engineers to a 7–3 overall record and a 5–2 mark in NEWMAC play. He came to Cambridge in 2009 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he served as the defensive coordinator for four years. Athletic director Julie Soriero and the Engineers wish Coach Martinovich nothing but the best in his future endeavors. A national search for his successor at MIT will begin immediately.