After a second place finish at the North Park University Tournament in Chicago last weekend, MIT pushed their winning streak to four matches with an impressive 3–0 win over Clark University in NEWMAC women’s volleyball action on Tuesday evening.
The Engineers (8–1, 1–0 NEWMAC) won by scores of 25–16, 25–14 and finally 26–24. Clark, meanwhile, has dropped back-to-back matches for the first time this season and now sits at 4–3 overall and 0–1 in league play.
After winning the first set 25–16, MIT raced out to an 11–3 lead in the second set and kept their momentum, reaching a score of 20–8 before Clark called a timeout. The Engineers eventually put the game away with a 25–14 final score.
Clark came out on fire in the third set, leading 5–0 and then 9–3 before MIT rallied to tighten the score at 14–10. Things stayed close for a while, but the Engineers slowly chipped away at the Cougars’ lead. They forced another time out after bringing the score to 18–16. Clark was able to hold MIT off until they tied the match at 24–24. Two consecutive points ended it all and gave the Engineers their 30th straight win over the Cougars.
Tatiana Berger ’14 led MIT with seven kills, while Nicole C. Gagnier ’15 ended with 15 assists.
MIT will host a tri-match this Saturday against Smith College and Simmons College in Rockwell Cage at noon and 4:00 p.m.