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Football Beats WNEC 26-21, Earns First Win of Season

The MIT football team earned its first win of the season on Saturday afternoon, beating Western New England College 26-21 in an away game. Quarterback Stephen C. Toth ’09 threw for 52 yards and two touchdowns, while DeRon M. Brown ’10 rushed for 138 yards and another touchdown. Toth replaced Brian P. Doyle ’11, who passed for 11 yards before leaving with an injury.

Tech (1-5, 1-3 New England Football Conference) relied on its running game, earning 265 of its 336 yards on the ground. After falling behind 7-0 just 1:41 into the game, Toth connected with running back Robert C. Utz ’09 for a three-yard pass on fourth-and-goal in the second quarter. MIT never trailed again, as Marcus A. Parton ’10 intercepted a pass that led to a touchdown drive. Brown completed a 25-yard run to the end zone to give MIT a 13-7 halftime lead.

After Thomas C. Scotton ’08 completed a two-yard touchdown run, WNEC countered with a scoring drive that culminated in back Jordan Capitanio running for nine yards. The score stood at 20-14 before Toth finished a fourth-quarter drive with a one-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-goal to Thomas J. Franklin ’09. WNEC scored another touchdown late in the fourth quarter on another Capitanio run, making the score 26-21. The Golden Bears could not manage another late touchdown, as quarterback Tim Hegarty threw an incompletion into the back of the end zone on the last play of the game.

MIT will compete against Salve Regina in a home game at Steinbrenner Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 20 at noon.

—Caroline Huang

Women’s Volleyball Places First in Quad Tournament

Katherine C. Rowe ’10 earned MVP honors in leading the MIT women’s volleyball team to first place in the Quad Tournament, held in Rockwell Cage on Saturday. Tech topped Colby-Sawyer College, Greensboro College, and Eastern Connecticut State University, which finished in second, third, and fourth place, respectively. Opposite hitter Katrina M. Ellison ’10 earned All-Tournament honors.

The team, which collected its third consecutive Quad Tournament title, won all three matches in straight sets, beginning with a 30-19, 30-18, 30-19 victory over Colby-Sawyer. Next came a routine 30-15, 30-18, 30-19 win over Eastern Connecticut, followed by a 30-26, 30-18, 30-23 victory against Greensboro.

Tech will compete against Wellesley in a NEWMAC match today at 7 p.m.

—Caroline Huang

Lochmiller Scores Game-Winner In Overtime Against Babson

Chase J. Lochmiller ’08 scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory against Babson College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference men’s soccer game this past Saturday. With 51 seconds left in the first overtime period, Lochmiller launched an 18-yard shot into the lower right corner of the goal that Babson goalkeeper Chris Necklas could not save.

The Engineers (7-4-1, 1-2-1) survived an overtime scare when the referees called Babson’s Tim Winn offsides just prior to his knocking a ball past goalkeeper Thomas S. Caldwell ’09. Caldwell earned five saves, recording his ninth career shutout and fourth of the season.

With the victory, the Engineers avenged a pair of 5-0 losses to Babson (10-3-1, 3-1-0) from the 2006 season.

The Engineers next compete on Saturday, Oct. 20 against NEWMAC opponent Springfield College in an away game beginning at noon.

—Caroline Huang

Men’s Golf Finishes 14th At ECAC Championship

The MIT men’s golf team finished 14th out of 15 teams at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Championship this past weekend, shooting a team score of 679. Trinity College came away with the team win, totaling 599 shots over two rounds.

Edward B. Keith ’09 shot the lowest two-day score for the Engineers with a 159, good for a 34th-place tie in the individual standings. Keith was 18 shots back of the medalist, Castleton College’s Bryan Smith, who recorded a total of 141.

Rounding out the scoring for MIT were Anthony G. Fowler ’09 (166), Bradley S. Brown ’08 (173), Austin L. Oehlerking ’08 (180), and Bryn L. Waldwick ’10 (189).

The team has a two-week layoff before competing in the New England Intercollegiate Golf Championship in Brewster, Mass. on Monday, Oct. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 23.

—Caroline Huang