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Women’s Volleyball Team Beats WPI, Earns a Spot in NEWMAC Semifinals

The MIT women’s volleyball team defeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 30-14, 30-12, 30-10, in a quarterfinal match of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship Tournament Tuesday night. With the win, MIT improves to 28-7 on the year while WPI ends its season with a record of 10-16.

This weekend, top seed MIT will host the semifinal and championship matches of the NEWMAC Tournament. On Friday, Nov. 4, MIT will meet up with fourth-ranked Smith College at 5:30 p.m. with the second semifinal slated to start at 7:30 p.m. The championship match will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 4:00 p.m.

—Mindy Brauer, Assistant Director of Sports Information

Sailing

Backed by a stunning second day performance by John M. Field ’08 and Wyman Li ’07, the MIT sailors soared from eighth place to finish third among 18 entries this past weekend in the Erwin Schell Trophy.

Taking out the nation’s top ranked team, Boston College, the Engineers put a handful of the country’s premier collegiate programs at their backs in the fantastic performance, including Yale (seventh), Tufts (11th) and Dartmouth (17th). The tremendous rally should serve as a sparkplug for MIT when the Engineers compete in the Atlantic Coast Championship (ACC) in Maryland, Nov. 12-13.

—DAPER Press Office

Golf

Rookie Anthony G. Fowler ’09 earned All-New England accolades after tying for 17th out of 225 individuals at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Championships. Fowler, who was the Engineer’s top finisher in every event he competed in this fall, was one of only seven individuals from Division III programs to receive the honor. The last time Tech’s golf program earned a regional award was in 1987, the year Fowler was born. Chris Craig was selected as an All-New England Honorable Mention with Eric Asel collecting the same honor two years earlier.

—DAPER Press Office

Women’s Tennis

The NEWMAC announced its women’s tennis post-season awards on Tuesday. Wellesley College, the 2005 Conference Champions, led the way with 11 total selections, while MIT copped eight honors. The third ranked tandem of Jill L. Konowich ’06 and Jusleen M. Karve ’08 was Tech’s only doubles First-Team selection. Konowich was also tabbed for First-Team honors as the fifth singles player. Joanna L. MacKay ’07 represented MIT was the sixth singles player on the first team.

Elaine Ni ’06 earned a spot on the Second Team (second singles), followed by Mariah N. Hoover ’06 (third singles), and Yi Wang ’09 (fourth singles). Hoover and Serena Y. Lin ’06 collected Second-Team plaudits as the top doubles pair, while MacKay and Ni were chosen for the same honor in the second spot.

—DAPER Press Office