Women’s Swimming Takes SecondBy Roger Crosley
The MIT women’s swim team finished second to Springfield College in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference championships last weekend. Three individuals and two relays won their events and were named to the NEWMAC All-Conference Team. MIT’s top scorer in the meet was Monica F. Morrison ’04 .
Morrison took the individual title in both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle and was a member of both winning relays. Kirstin M. Alberi ’03 captured the conference championship in the 100-yard butterfly, and swam on the victorious 400-yard freestyle relay team. Other relay members were Morrison, Georgene M. Hilb ’05 and Kathryn M. Duffy ’04 . On the 200 free relay Morrison and Duffy were joined by Erin M. Zoller ’05 and Yihvan Vuong ’03. MIT will host the Men’s NEWMAC Championships this coming weekend.
The championship of the New England Collegiate Hockey Association once again just eluded the MIT Engineers.
MIT defeated WPI 9-2 in the semifinals of the league tournament with Adam Shabshelowitz ’06 beginning the game with a hat-trick. In addition to the three goals, Shabshelowitz added an assist later in the contest.
The Engineers found the going a little more difficult in the finals against Bryant College dropping a 4-2 decision.
The MIT rifle team is in first place in the Expert Division of air rifle headed to this weekend’s Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference Championships that will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy. MIT is also ranked second in the Smallbore and Sharpshooter divisions.
The team will shoot a shoulder-to-shoulder match with the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia for the conference title.
MIT shooters Yin M. Chen ’03 and Audrey S. Wang ’03 recently captured the pistol sectionals held at MIT. Wang won the free pistol title, while Chan took home championship honors in women’s air pistol and sport pistol.