Men's tennis tied for first in Division III
Men's tennis captures
The men's tennis team recently captured its first Constitution
Athletic Conference title by defeating Worcester Polytechnic and the US Coast Guard Academy. The team is currently tied for first place in New England Division III with Amherst.
Senior Alexis Photiades is ranked third in New England. Photiades is also a member of the Cyprus National Ski team.
Two times in two weeks, freshman pole vaulter Matt Robinson broke the Institute freshman record in his event. Robinson cleared 15 feet, 0 inches in a recent junior varsity meet against Naval Prep.
Robinson bettered his personal best of 14 feet, 8 inches which he had set only two days earlier in a triangular meet victory over Bates and Bowdoin.
Polo comes up short
at home tournament
The women's water polo team emerged from the tournament it hosted last weekend at 2-3. In the opening game of the tournament on Thursday night, a sluggish MIT lost 16-5 to a stronger, more-experience Boston Metro Club.
On Friday night the Engineers, led by Maureen Fahey '91 with three scores, downed Wesleyan 10-7. Bright and early Saturday morning MIT scored its second and final win, 9-3 over Amherst. Yvonne Grierson G made three scores. Later in the afternoon Brown dumped the Engineers 13-8, despite four goals by Jamie Anderson G and three more by Grierson.
In the much anticipated final match, Harvard edged out MIT 13-11. MIT led at the end of the third quarter, 9-6, but Harvard attacked and tied the score at 11 with 1:30 left to play. MIT couldn't hold on, and the Crimson scored two more.
Men's lacrosse ranked
in ranked top 10
The men's varsity lacrosse team managed to extend its winning streak to four games with win a over Curry College, only to have it snapped in a heartbreaking loss to Trinity last Saturday.
The win over Curry placed MIT in the New England Division III top 10 list, and set up a fierce match with also-ranked Trinity. Trinity came out quickly firing up a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter. Senior captain Matt Lee broke the ice for the Engineers and sparked a 4-0 run that gave the team a tenuous 4-3 halftime lead.
MIT and Trinity exchanged goals through the third quarter, but the Engineer offense was unable to overcome a pair of late scores by Trinity, who capped the win with a score with 15 seconds left.
Early in the week, the Engineers continued their dominance in the Pilgrim league with a solid 19-9 romp over the host Curry squad. MIT started strong, posting a 5-1 first quarter lead that extended to 10-3 by halftime. Sophomore Rob Silva led the scoring with five goals and one assist. Senior Ken Nimitz played a strong game at goalie with 16 saves.
MIT recently discovered it holds a national sports record. According to a recently released NCAA Division III record book, the men's basketball team holds the national record for rebound margin in a single game.
The Engineers out-rebounded Emerson college by a margin of 56 points on Feb. 21, 1990. It is believed to be the only national record held by an MIT team, though swimmer Yvonne Grierson's 100 yard butterfly national record of 56.18 seconds set in 1988 still stands.
Baseball coach 34th
on active wins list
Baseball coach Fran O'Brien is listed among the Division III leaders in wins by an active coach. O'Brien's 211 wins entering the 1991 season placed him 34th on the list.
O'Brien piloted this year's team to the finals of the first Constitution Athletic conference Baseball Tournament. MIT defeated Norwich University (3-2) and WPI (5-4) with game-winning rallies in the bottom of the last inning in each game.
Rain washed out the finals which were scheduled for April 21. The game will be played either April 27 or May 2 depending on the outcome of a semi-final game between WPI and Babson.
Compiled by Jeremy Hylton->
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