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Despite being beaten 34-14 by Assumption College Saturday, the MIT football team had two players recognized for their efforts. Senior linebacker Darcy Prather was named Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECAC) defensive player of the week for his 23-tackle performance. Prather had 11 solo stops and one sack.

Quarterback Archie Roberts '92 was named to the ECAC Division III New England weekly honor roll. Roberts, who transferred to MIT from Duke University, completed 14 of 28 passes in his first collegiate game. He threw for 214 yards and two touchdowns (both to Doug Smith '93), and ran for 69 yards on 11 carries.

W. volleyball wins

one, drops two

The women's volleyball team faced some tough competition this weekend as it hosted three teams on Friday and Saturday.

Friday evening the Engineers dropped a tough match to Bates College, losing 8-15, 14-16, 6-15, after squandering significant leads in the first two games. Bates was ranked first in the latest New England Division III coaches' poll.

Saturday morning MIT, plagued by passing and serving difficulties, fell to Eastern Nazarene College, 10-15, 12-15, 4-15. The Engineers managed to defeat Gordon College in the last match, winning, 15-11, 15-12, 16-14, to leave their record at 4-2 (3-0 in the New England Women's Eight Conference).

Cross-country places

9th at SMU Invitational

Junior Pete Ronco was the first MIT cross-country runner to cross the line in Saturday's Southeastern Massachusetts University Invitational, finishing the five-mile course in 26 minutes, 51 seconds. Carlos Duran '94 was second among the Engineers, finishing the course in 27:16, while Nate Getrich '91 came in at 27:17.

The Engineers finished with 248 points, ninth in a field of 15.

Women's soccer (4-0-1)

is off to its best start

The women's soccer team is off to its best start ever. The Engineers are 4-0-1, and have gone nine consecutive games without a loss, dating back to last season. MIT's latest win came Saturday, in a 2-0 defeat of Wheaton College.

The field hockey team (1-4) finally got a win, defeating Wheelock College, 2-1, on Saturday. . . . Golf defeated Merrimack College Saturday, 413-423. . . . The baseball team hosted the MIT Fall Classic Baseball Championship last weekend, defeating Babson College on Saturday, but losing to Boston University, 2-1, on Sunday. . . . Men's soccer dropped a Saturday game to Trinity College, 1-0. . . . The sailing teams competed in Saturday's Buzzards Bay Regatta. Sailing on Boston Harbor, the Engineers scored 104 points, good for 10th place, while at Buzzards Bay MIT scored 77 points, for fourth place.

Compiled by David Rothstein->

and the Sports Information Office->