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Volleyball is victorious over archrival Pioneers

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The Smith College volleyball team has a tradition of singing Soul II Soul songs before matches. But when Smith hosted MIT Saturday in Northampton in both teams' season-opening match, it was the visitors who ought to have been singing, "Back to life, back to reality. . . ."

It took five games and almost two hours for the Engineers to get past Smith, but win they did. MIT began slowly, dropping the first game, 5-15, but won the second and third games, 15-5 and 15-13, respectively. Sophomore Colleen Johnson served MIT to an 8-0 lead in the second game.

Service errors plagued the Engineers in the fourth game, which they lost 8-15. Juniors Denise Nemchev, Susie Gardner and captain Cindy Parrish led the team to a fifth-game, 15-8, victory.

The Engineers have a busy week at home, hosting Wheaton College this evening, Wellesley College on Thursday, and Bates, Eastern Nazarene and Gordon Colleges on Friday and Saturday.

Freshman Heath Hawker was the surprise medalist in last weekend's Bowdoin College Invitational Golf Tournament, in Brunswick, ME. Hawker shot 78-76-154 to help the team to a tie for fourth place in the 11-team field.

Tan wins twice while

women's tennis goes 1-1

The women's team split two matches last weekend, defeating Rutgers University -- Newark, 5-4, but losing to Simmons College, 2-7. Fiona Tan '91 was a double winner at the No. 1 singles spot, winning her Rutgers match, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, and her Simmons match, 6-1, 6-1.

Cross-country teams

race against WPI, RPI

The men's and women's cross-country teams ran against both Worcester and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institutes Saturday at Franklin Park. The women placed second, while the men finished third.

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