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Late Goal Propels Field Hockey Over Endicott, 2-1

Jessica M. Oleinik ’11 scored her 11th goal of the season with 2:42 left in the second half to lift MIT to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Endicott College in non-conference field hockey action Tuesday. The loss snaps an eight game win streak for the Gulls.

Oleinik’s game winner came after Endicott goalkeeper Chelsea DeFeo stopped her original shot attempt. The tally capped a second half that saw the teams combine for three goals after a scoreless first half. MIT outshot the Gulls 7-1 in the first 35 minutes but was unable to capitalize as DeFeo recorded three of her four saves in the period.

Anna Giannoni put Endicott on the board 12 minutes into the second period, as she gathered a rebound and looped a shot high over MIT goalkeeper Keri A. Dixon’s ’12 head that fell into the back of the net for the 1-0 advantage. Danielle C. Smith ’11 would even up the score seven minutes later when she deflected in a long crossing pass from Nirupama Yechoor ’10, setting up the dramatic finish.

The Engineers outshot Endicott 15-6 for the game and had eight penalty corners to just one for the Gulls. Dixon made one save to pick up the win in net.

MIT will return to NEWMAC play on Saturday, October 4 when they travel to Springfield. Game time is at 11:00 a.m.

—Greg McKeever, DAPER Staff

MIT Names Barb Bolich Assistant Athletic Director/SWA

Barb Bolich, who has spent the past two years as Assistant Director of Athletics at Regis University in Colorado, has been named Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator as announced by Department Head and Director of Athletics Julie Soriero.

An enthusiastic administrator with 20 years of experience in collegiate athletic management, Bolich will supervise and manage a number of intercollegiate programs as well as designated auxiliary service areas in the MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER). In addition, she will oversee and coordinate intercollegiate practice and competitive scheduling and manage the hosting of special and championship events.

“I am very pleased and excited about the opportunity to join the MIT community,” said Bolich. “DAPER is truly a unique department and I look forward to contributing to the Institute’s long-standing tradition of success.”

Bolich has served in the capacity of faculty, staff, coach, administrator and conference commissioner while directing multiple championship events at the Division II and III level.

Prior to her tenure at Regis, Bolich spent five years as the Director of Athletics and Recreation at Dominican University where she administered the daily operations of 14 NCAA Division III programs and directed all aspects of recreational and intramural programming.

—James Kramer, DAPER Staff