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2 games, 2 wins for men's soccer

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The men's soccer team is off to its best start in five years. Wednesday's 4-2 win over Worcester Polytechnic Institute ran the Engineers' record to 2-0. Senior forward Marc Bailey scored the game's first goal and later added two assists.

MIT built a two-goal lead at halftime on the goal by Bailey (Chris Kim '94 assist) and one from Stephan Feldgoise '92 (Bailey and Willie Scruggs '92 assists). WPI controlled the first part of the second half, said MIT coach Walter Alessi, and scored two goals to even the score.

Goals by Feldgoise (Bailey assist) and co-captain Hannes Smarason '91 rounded out the scoring for the Engineers.

The women's tennis team pushed its record to 2-1 with an 8-1 win over Worcester Polytechnic Institute Wednesday. Fiona Tan '91 was a double winner, beating Kara McCarty (6-0, 6-1) in the No. 1 singles match, and later pairing with her sister, Valerie '94, for a 6-1, 6-1 win in the No. 1 doubles match.

The men's tennis team recorded a historic win over Boston University yesterday afternoon. The 8-1 win was MIT's first ever over the Division I school from across the river.

Tuesday the Engineers were not so lucky, however. Boston College defeated MIT, 7-2, at MIT. Manish Bhatia '93 beat out BC's Mike Rafferty in the No. 2 singles spot and Alan Walpole '94 won at the No. 4 spot. Senior Alexis Photiades dropped a tough match at the No. 1 singles spot, losing to Bill Power, 2-6, 7-5, 2-6.

The MIT rugby club came back from a disappointing season-opening loss to the Newport rugby team to score two wins, and bring its record to 2-1. The Engineers first beat the University of Glasgow, 21-15, on Sep. 12, then went on the beat Harvard Business School, 10-0, Sep. 15.

The latest win guarantees that MIT will represent the Northeast Rugby Football Union in the graduate school championships, to be held in the spring in Philadelphia.

The field hockey team is 0-3 after a 2-0 loss to Gordon College Tuesday. . . . Golf beat Brandeis, 414-429, Monday. . . . Women's soccer fought to an overtime, 0-0 tie with New England College Wednesday at Steinbrenner Stadium. . . . The women's volleyball team defeated Wheaton easily Tuesday night, 15-4, 15-4, 15-4, in a New England Women's Eight Conference match.

Compiled by David Rothstein->

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