Wright sets Institute record in Women’s Soccer tie
The MIT Women’s Soccer team matched Clark University with a 0-0 tie in Saturday’s NEWMAC opener. Both teams came close to getting on the scoreboard, including a shot in the first overtime period by Leslie A. Meyer ’13 that was just barely wide. Even though the match ended in a stalemate, this was an important game for MIT’s goalie Meghan S. Wright ’13, who set an Institute record with 21 career shutouts. This record was previously held by Meg O’Neil ’93 and Connie Yang ’03 with 20 shutouts each. Wright finished the game with six saves to oppose Clark goalie Audrey Eiseman’s five. Next up for the Engineers is their first-ever match against Roger Williams University on September 21st.
—Sarah Weir, Associate Sports Editor
Cross Country teams dominate in UMass Invitational
The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams competed in the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational this past weekend. Both teams placed first, winning by wide margins.
The women’s team, ranked number five in the nation, finished with 25 points, to second-place Coast Guard’s 109. (The point total is the sum of team members’ finishing positions — lower scores are better.) All five runners finished in the top ten: Brooke C. Johnson ’13 was first overall, followed by Elaine D. McVay ’15 in third, Martina A. de Geus ’14 in fifth, Dacie J. Manion ’15 in seventh, and Tania K. Morimoto ’12 in ninth.
The men’s team, ranked eleventh nationally, compiled 31 points, to runner-up Brandeis’s 79. Daniel E. Harper ’12 finished second overall, followed by Stephen R. Serene ’12 in fifth, Spencer J. Wenck ’15 in seventh, Allen K. Leung ’15 in ninth, and Karl Baranov ’15 in 11th.
The Engineers will look to continue their strong performances in two weeks at the Bowdoin College Invitational.
—David Zhu, Sports Editor