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MIT men row past Coast Guard

Crew goes five for six

The men's crew teams won five of six races against the US Coast Guard Academy at a regatta in New London, CT last weekend.

The freshman heavyweight race occurred first and set the tone for the day's matches. The frosh led the race the entire way, despite a low-lying fog that obscured the finish line. "We finished our sprint a little too early and the last 20 strokes were a bit scary," said Jed Macosko, freshman stroke.

The Bears turned the tables on the Engineers in the second race, taking the lead at the outset and never relinquishing it. Despite several charges led by coxswain Alex Min '91 and stroke Tom Cole '91, the Coast Guard finished 1.3 seconds ahead. The heavyweight second varsity team came from behind at the 1000-meter mark to win the race by a length.

The lightweight second varsity time provided the regatta's real excitement by finishing about five feet ahead of the Bears. MIT led the first 2000 meters, but battled the Coast Guard for the last 500 meters.

"I was amazed how tough we were, to keep holding that Coast Guard boat off. Our guys just did what it took to win. They pulled out every last ounce of energy they had," said Coach Peter Holland.

The first varsity lightweight team scored a stunning come-from-behind victory. Down by a length at the 1000-meter mark, stroke Jeff Kuehn '92 edged the stroke rate up a bit and closed the gap by the 500-meter mark. By the race's finish the boat had pulled a length ahead, and finished 1.3 seconds faster than the Coast Guard.

Softball beats Brandeis

in doubleheader

For the first time in years, the softball team beat Brandeis in two games of a Saturday doubleheader. MIT rolled over the Judges 6-2 and 12-10 at Briggs Field.

Pitcher Lynn Albers '92 was credited with both wins, striking out five batters in 10 innings. In the fifth inning of game two Albers relieved sophomore Lori Swenson after the Engineers had given up 10 runs. Shortstop Denise Nemchev '92 led the team on offense, with four hits in eight. Swenson added four RBIs in six at-bats.

With a win over Emmanuel College last week, and a decisive 20-6 victory over Suffolk last night, the Engineers bring their season record to 7-4 overall, and 3-3 in the NEW8.

Golf starts season

strong at 4-1

The golf team downed Boston University and Worcester Polytechnic on Saturday to bring its season record to 4-1. MIT also placed fourth in the Greater Boston Intercollegiate Tournament on Patriots' Day.

Coach Jack Barry is pleased at the team's early season performance. "It's a little bit better than what we anticipated. We seem to get a little better every match," he said.

All the Engineers came in under 90, with Erik Norton '93, T. J. Shea '92 and Ed Harris '93 leading the way with 83s. MIT's final score was 423, besting WPI's 443 and BU's 460.

MIT finished behind Harvard, Boston College and Northeastern in the 36-hole greater Boston tournament, the longest one-day event in the country. The team was led by Captain Watru Yamaguchi '91, who scored 185.

Compiled by Jeremy Hylton->