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Women’s Ice Hockey Has Its Best Season

By Travis Johnson


MIT Women’s Ice Hockey wrapped up the best season in its six year history Saturday with wins against both Rutgers and Babson’s Club teams.

The Engineers’ final record against varsity teams was 3-13, impressive considering their first win ever as a varsity team was last season.

The future looks brighter as the team’s core players, including the leader in both goals and points, Amanda P. Hunter ’07, will be back for another year.

A big gap will be left in the net, however, as Regina M. Sullivan ’05 is graduating. Coach Julie Sasner said Sullivan “should win goalie of the year,” and the stats back her up: Sullivan recorded the first shutout in program history against Castleton State and made over 60 saves on four occasions.

MIT played five games against club teams this weekend, including the two on Friday. MIT won four of these five games, including a match against the MIT Club team. Beating MIT’s club is another sign of progress, as the club team has a 25 year history and outplayed the varsity team until two years ago.

The 2004-2005 campaign was also a landmark in that MIT scored 24 goals, higher than their previous record of 16, set last year.

All that’s left for this season is the Alumnae Game this Saturday at 12:00 p.m., as both Club and Varsity alums square off with current team members.