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Men’s Ice Hockey Defeats Westfield State in Shootout

Three weeks after the teams skated to a 3-3 tie, MIT and Westfield State again needed extra time with the Engineers prevailing, 5-4, Friday night. Three regulation periods and one overtime could not break the 4-4 tie and the teams headed to a shootout. Dustin P. Kendrick ’10 was the only player to score in the shootout, securing the win for MIT.

The Engineers captured the lead courtesy of three unanswered goals in the first nine minutes of the third period. Nick R. LaBounty ’09 (from Ryan W. Ballentine ’09) scored first, with Kevin M. Farino ’10 adding his second goal with 13:50 left in regulation with help from LaBounty and Michael C. Kozlowski G. Jeremy D. Myers G gave MIT its first lead of the game just 1:05 later, hooking up with Kendrick and Kozlowski.

Myers’ goal appeared to be enough to secure the win for the Engineers until Joshua Almedia tied the game at four with 6:40 to go. Neither team was able to break through in the overtime period and the teams headed to a shootout.

Each team was denied in the first three attempts, as goaltenders Stephen L. Yablonski ’11 and Dyland Wood stood tall. Kendrick finally broke through on the fourth penalty shot to give MIT the win.

—Greg McKeever, DAPER Staff

Women’s Basketball Rallies Past Bay Path, 50-43

A key 11-2 spurt that spanned seven minutes in the second half helped propel the MIT women’s basketball team to a 50-43 victory over Bay Path College on Saturday. Cheryl M. Kwinn ’09 posted 13 points, 11 rebounds, and four steals for the Engineers.

Bay Path gradually established an 11-6 lead midway through the opening half before MIT fought back to even the contest at 12 on a jumper by Kwinn. The Wildcats notched 11 unanswered points for a 23-12 advantage with 29 seconds on the clock. With four seconds left, Kwinn hit the front-end of her free throws as Kristen E. Whaley ’11 gathered the offensive board and scored a layup to cut the deficit to 23-15 at the break.

The Engineers opened the second stanza with 10 straight points, including a pair of layups by Emily A. Prentice ’11 that put MIT ahead by two (25-23) at the 14:23 mark. Three ties ensued before a free throw from Jessica Hunt gave Bay Path a 30-29 edge. The Engineers responded by scoring 11 of the next 13 points, capped by a three-pointer from Jamie L. Simmons ’12 with 3:50 left to play. The Wildcats narrowed the gap to six on three occasions, but four free throws by Simmons coupled with a layup by Kwinn maintained MIT’s lead.

—James Kramer, DAPER Staff