MIT scored first and took a two-run lead in the top of the third inning, before ultimately falling to 2013 NCAA Division III champion Tufts University at its final game of the 2014 season by a score of 4-3. Tech wrapped up the season with a record of 10-21, while the Jumbos improved to 33-3.
MIT’s men’s lightweight crew team traveled to California for the San Diego Crew Classic, which will take place from Friday, April 5 through Saturday, April 6. Tech entered just one boat in the event, a Varsity 8, that fared well on the first day of competition.
After consecutive rainy days and canceled games, the MIT softball team finally opened New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Tuesday, facing Smith College in a double header on the road. Tech lost the first game 3-2 in eight innings after going to a tie breaker, but held on to an early lead in the second game to take a 6-4 victory over the Pioneers. The Engineers are now 4-8 and 1-1 in NEWMAC play, while Smith is 8-3 and 2-2 in league action.
On Saturday, February 22, the second and final day of the New England Division III Championships, the No. 4 MIT men’s track and field team won the title for the second year in a row, wrapping up the weekend in first out of 26 teams with 121 points. No. 7 Tufts University finished in second with 74 points and Williams College was third with 58.
Already in its fourth week, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll released on Wednesday afternoon revealed that both the MIT men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams have moved up in the rankings. Tech’s men, who were ninth last week, are now fourth, while the women’s squad moved up from third to second.
Michael J. Liao ’14 was named the NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week and was part of the 200-yard medley relay, along with Bradley A. Mattix ’16 and Sean R. Corcoran ’16, and Austin D. Fathman ’15, that received Relay of the Week accolades on Monday. This is the fourth time this season, dating back to Nov. 25, that the Engineers have earned both Swimmer and Relay of the Week during the same week.
Racing for the first time in over a month, the MIT women’s swimming and diving team defeated New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival U.S. Coast Guard Academy at home on Saturday afternoon by a score of 195-83. Throughout the day, the Engineers were able to swim events not normally raced at dual meets and claimed first place in 13 of the 16 events.
After having last raced over a month ago, the MIT men’s indoor track and field team continued its 2013-14 at the Bates Invitational on Saturday afternoon, finishing first with 194 points. Host Bates College was second with 100 and Colby College came in third with 67 points.
Following a strong weekend of competition, the MIT men’s swimming and diving team received two conference weekly honors, as announced by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 25. The 200-yard medley relay that was made up of Bradley A. Mattix ’16, Michael J. Liao ’14, Sean R. Corcoran ’16, and Austin D. Fathman ’15 was named Relay of the Week, while Liao also received Swimmer of the Week honors for his individual swims.
At the final home match of the weekend, the MIT squash team were defeated by Colby College by a score of 7-2, with the lone wins coming from Nikhil N. Punwaney ’17 at No. 1 and Tyler M. Finkelstein ’17 at No. 2. After falling to Wesleyan and Bowdoin yesterday, the Engineers now have a record of 4-4 on the season following an undefeated start to their season.
Ambika M. Krishnamachar ’15 was voted as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Athlete of the Year, as was announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. This is the fourth time in the last five seasons that the award has gone to an MIT student-athlete and the second consecutive year, after Emily Kuo ’13 earned the honor last year.
Host and No. 1 seed MIT advanced past No. 4 seed Coast Guard in penalty kicks, 5-4, at the semifinals of the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament on Saturday morning. After remaining tied at 1-1 through two overtime periods, it came down to a battle of the goalkeepers in the shootout, with the Bears’ junior goalie Richie Burns firing at the net and having his shot saved by a diving Jake L. Amereno ’16 to end the game.
At its first home match of the 2013-14 season, the MIT squash team added another win to the schedule when it defeated Boston College by a score of 6-3 on Saturday morning. The Engineers are currently undefeated after defeating Boston University, 5-4, on Thursday night and Northeastern, 5-4, on Friday.
With the 2013 season slowly coming to a close, the MIT water polo team returned home for the first time since mid-October to host a weekend of games. On the first day of the three-game weekend, the Engineers defeated Fordham University in a low-scoring game by a score of 9-7. They then fell to St. Francis College later that day, 12-5. Tech is now 10-12 on the season.
In a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game on a uncharacteristically warm late October afternoon, Sean D. Bingham ’16 netted two goals to lead the MIT men’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Clark University. Bingham’s NEWMAC-leading 14 goals on the season puts him sixth in the country for goals per game and tied for seventh for total goals. Tech is now 9-3-1 for the season and remains undefeated in conference action with a record of 4-0-1. The Cougars dipped to 3-10-2 and 0-4-1 in league play.
Even though they did not compete this past weekend, the MIT men’s cross country team moved up one place to fourth in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III National poll that was released on Wednesday afternoon. The Engineers, who received the program’s first-ever top five ranking in the poll that was released on Sept. 25, keep making program history as they continue to climb up the ranking’s ladder.
In its first meeting since the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament semifinal last season, the MIT men’s soccer team had an exciting 3-2 win over Babson at home on Saturday afternoon, with three goals being scored within three minutes at the end of the second half. Austin E. Freel ’16 tallied two goals, the second being the game-winner that was scored with just 50 seconds remaining on the clock. Tech is now 5-3 for the season and 2-0 in NEWMAC play, while the Beavers dipped to 7-3 and 1-1 in conference action.
After scoring the lone goal of the game against Simmons College the night before, Michaelann Rodriguez ’14 scored both of MIT’s goals against Worcester State University to lead the Engineers to a 2-0 win over the Lancers at home on Tuesday evening. MIT is now 2-1 for the season, while Worcester State fell to 1-1.
At the first game of the 2013 season, the MIT women’s soccer team fell to Brandeis University on the road on Friday evening with a score of 1-0. The Engineers, who were recently ranked #15 in the nation in the NSCAA Division III preseason rankings, have faced the Judges in their season-opening game for 10 of the past 11 years.
MIT Men’s Track and Field wrapped up competition at the New England Outdoor Championships with an eighth place finish with 36.50 points on Saturday. The Engineers finished just ahead of New Hampshire, with 35 points. Southern Connecticut State came in first place with 159 points.
The list of the individuals who will be competing in the 2013 NCAA Division III Tennis Tournament was released on Wednesday afternoon, revealing the names of two MIT athletes. Lauren C. Quisenberry ’14 will represent the MIT women’s tennis team for the second time in her career, the last of which was in 2011, while Edwin M. Zhang ’14 will be making his first nationals appearance. The last MIT men’s tennis player to make it to NCAAs was Tom Dohlman in 2007.
Just days after winning their fifteenth consecutive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title, four members of the MIT men’s tennis team were selected for All-Conference honors, as announced by the conference on Tuesday afternoon. This is the second year in a row that four players have been selected.
At the conclusion of the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Track and Field Championships at Springfield College on Saturday, Michael S. Kaba ’16 was named the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year for his performances at the meet. This is the second year in a row that an MIT athlete has received the award.
Wyatt L. Ubellacker ’13 has had quite the impressive year: the senior helped lead the men’s swimming and diving team to its fifth consecutive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title, was named the NEWMAC Swimmer of the Year for his five first place finishes, three of which were individual, and set four conference records.
A few hours before another snowstorm was set to hit New England on Wednesday afternoon, MIT men’s tennis faced Bates College in the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble, walking away with a 6–3 win. The undefeated Engineers increased their streak to 7–0, the longest they have remained unbeaten in the past few seasons. The Bearcats’ record fell to 2–3.
To conclude the indoor season, seven members of the No. 8 nationally-ranked MIT women’s track and field team traveled to North Central College for the NCAA Division III Championship that will take place on Friday and Saturday. The Engineers, who finished in 26th place at last year’s NCAA championship, wrapped up the meet tied for 13th place with Keene State College with 15 points. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, who led from the very beginning, finished in first place with 56 points.
With day two of the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving championships completed, the MIT men’s team held on to the lead that they had established the day before. The Engineers won six of the seven events, bringing their point total to 750. Springfield College took over the second place spot with 438 points.
On a windy Saturday afternoon in New England, the No. 1 nationally-ranked, undefeated MIT Men’s Swimming and Diving defeated Tufts University, 255-101. The Engineers won all but two of the events, sweeping first through third place in a number of them. Five different MIT swimmers won two of their individual events.
The MIT Women’s Track and Field, which was ranked 11th in the nation in the most recent U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings, officially opened the season at the Harvard Challenge on Friday and Saturday. The Engineers ended the weekend in sixth place with 26.5 points, just a handful of points behind Williams with 34 and Brown with 46.
MIT Women’s Soccer, ranked seventh in New England, topped the College of New Jersey 1-0 in double overtime in a high-paced NCAA Championship second round match on Sunday afternoon at Haverford College. Senior Emily Kuo scored the game-winning goal in the first minute of the second overtime period, heading the ball in after a cross from freshman Priyanka Gaur. The Engineers advanced to the third round of the tournament that will take place next weekend.
MIT Men’s Cross Country, which is now ranked sixth in New England, captured its 15th consecutive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship title last Saturday afternoon. The Engineers have won every year since the inception of the conference in 1998. With 33 points, they edged out last year’s runner-up Springfield, with 44 points, and WPI, who moved up two places from last year, with 89. The Engineers’ highest finisher was Roy A. Wedge ’14, who finished in fourth place with a time of 26:02.28 in the 8k run. He was followed soon after by Benjamin A. Mattocks ’13 in fifth with a time of 26:08.01.
Following an upsetting loss to Coast Guard over the weekend, the MIT men’s soccer team turned things around quickly when they shut out Elms College 8-0 on Monday night. The Engineers improved to 10-4-1 for the season, while the Blazers dipped to 6-7-2.
In an exciting game that left them a goal behind at the start of the second half, the MIT women’s soccer team went on to defeat the Coast Guard Academy, 3-1, on a sunny Saturday afternoon following senior day. Jennifer R. Ibanez ’16 scored the game-winning goal in the 75th minute of play. The Engineers are now 12-3-1 for the season and 7-1 in NEWMAC play, while the Bears fell to 2-12 and 0-8 in conference play.
The MIT women’s soccer team edged out No. 7 nationally ranked Wheaton, 2-1, on Tuesday afternoon, ending the Lyons’ undefeated season. The Engineers are now 11-3-1 for the season and 6-1 in conference play, while Wheaton dipped to 13-1-2 and 6-1 in NEWMAC play. Michaelann Rodriguez ’14 scored the game-winning goal 33 minutes into the game.