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Field hockey loses; volleyball team wins

Field hockey

loses to Smith

By Sarah Brooks

and Meera Saini

The MIT women's field hockey team competed against Smith College last Saturday. After a grueling double overtime, the Tech team lost 2-1.

The MIT team held the Pioneers to one goal in the first half, which was scored off a shot from outside the circle. MIT came out much stronger in the second half tying the score at 1-1.

The score remained unchanged in the first overtime. In the second sudden death overtime, the Pioneers managed to sneak a goal into the cage off a penalty corner, ending the game 2-1.

MIT expected this to be a difficult game, as Smith is currently ranked first in the New Eight Conference and fifth in the overall Northeast division. MIT was ranked ninth in the division going into the game, the first time that the team has been ranked in the top 10. Saturday's game, because of the close score against a difficult opponent, should in effect improve this standing.

(Editor's note: Sarah Brooks '95 and Meera Saini '95 are members of the women's field hockey team.)

Tennis team

aces NE meet

By Roger Crosley

Sports Information Office

MIT tennis players dominated the Rolex New England Men's Division III Intercollegiate Championships held last weekend. Engineers earned three of the four semifinal spots with Ken Peng '92 of Scarsdale, NY, Alan Walpole '94 from Tauranga, New Zealand, and eventual champion Manish Bhatia '93 from Okemos, MI. Bhatia defeated Peng in the finals 7-5, 6-2. Peng had defeated Walpole 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 to advance.

In doubles play Bhatia and Jay Muelhoffer '93, from Brussels, Belgium, defeated Peng and Walpole for the title 7-6, 6-4. Thirty-two individual players and 16 doubles teams competed for the crown and the opportunity to travel to Corpus Christi, TX, for the national Rolex Division III Tournament November 1-3. In the Women's Rolex, the MIT doubles team of Valerie Tan '94 and Frederica Turner '95 finished runners-up to a team from Wellesley College.

MIT volleyball player Cindy Parrish '92 was named to the All-Tournament team at the MIT Invitational Tournament. This marks the second time in the past two weeks Parrish has been named to an all-tourney team. MIT lost in the semifinals of the tournament.

The MIT men's cross country team placed third in last weekend's LeMoyne College Invitational. The Engineers finished behind nationally ranked Rochester Institute of Technology and Ithaca College, and finished ahead of a dozen other teams.

The MIT women's field hockey team is ranked ninth in the latest New England Division III poll. The ranking is the first ever for the team in the poll. MIT's women's volleyball team is tied for seventh in the New England poll in that sport.

MIT sailors Paula Lewin '93 of Bermuda and Gina Middaugh '93 from Sullivan's Island, SC, won the "A" division of the President's Trophy Regatta held last weekend at Boston University. Lewin and Middaugh have captured "A" Division regattas three times in four attempts this fall. In the Captains Cup Regatta at Tufts, MIT finished fourth in a field of the 11 top teams in New England. Pam Paufler '93 of Charlotte, NC, placed second in the "B" division in the regatta. Paufler was crewed by Elaine Heal '95.