Articles by Phil Hess
September 26, 2014
In a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) battle of undefeated women’s tennis teams, MIT came from behind to edge Babson College, 5-4, keeping its win streak intact at five to start the season. Babson, which had taken a 2-1 advantage after doubles, saw its seven-match win streak snapped.
September 23, 2014
Playing at home, the MIT women’s tennis team kept its win streak to start the 2014-15 season alive Saturday, September 20 as the Engineers defeated Mount Holyoke College, 9-0, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference match. It was the second straight match in which the Engineers did not allow its opponent to score a point.
September 16, 2014
MIT jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and never looked back as the Engineers took a 38-14 win over visiting Becker College in non-conference football action Saturday, September 13. MIT, which built a 28-7 halftime lead, saw Justin R. Wallace ’15 run for 136 yards and Peter J. Williams ’15 throw for 220 yards and a pair of scores in the victory.
September 9, 2014
Hosting Pomona-Pitzer College in a return game from a year ago, the MIT football team erased an early lead by the Sagehens to take a 28-18 win in the 2014 season opener for both squads. Bradford L. Goldsberry ’15 scored a pair of touchdowns, one through the air and one on the ground, to help the Engineers win their season opener for a fifth straight year.
May 9, 2014
After winning the first game of the 2014 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Championship series against Wheaton, 6-4, MIT came back to sweep the doubleheader against the Lyons with a wild-ending 12-6, 10-inning victory to win the best-of-three series and claim its first-ever NEMWAC title. The Engineers will now get the conference automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament, which will begin with regional action on May 14-18.
April 25, 2014
For a second straight match, the 13th-ranked MIT women’s tennis team defeated a ranked opponent by an 8-1 score. This time the Engineers took care of 22nd-ranked Brandeis University on the DuPont Tennis courts, winning two of three in doubles before clinching the match by taking all six singles contests.
April 1, 2014
Solid starting pitching from Nicholas J. Locascio ’16 and David A. Hesslink ’17 led MIT to a sweep of Clark University in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball doubleheader on Saturday, March 29. The Engineers took game one 8-1 before completing the sweep with a 2-0 victory that improved the Engineers to 7-3 overall and 4-0 in the NEWMAC. Clark fell to 4-13 and 1-4 with the losses.
February 11, 2014
MIT snapped a two-game losing streak on Feb. 8 as the Engineers took a defensive-minded game at the U.S Coast Guard Academy, 45-37, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball contest. In a game that saw the two teams combine to shoot 28 percent, MIT saw three of its players score 10 points each, including Matthew M. Redfield ‘15 who also added five blocked shots for the Engineers.
January 29, 2014
Returning to action for the first time in 2014, the MIT rifle team came up with a number of career highs during the annual Beanpot competition this weekend, enough to carry the Engineers to the team title. MIT posted the top scores in both the small bore and air rifle disciplines on Saturday, putting up scores of 2,164 and 2,245 to edge out second-place Coast Guard. On Sunday MIT had the top air rifle score as well with a 2,246. Coast Guard posted the top smallbore score on the final day, a 2,167. Teams from Canisius, Penn State, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Penn State ROTC also took part in the competition.
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December 6, 2013
MIT took a seven-point halftime lead and held off UMass Boston in the second half to beat the Beacons, 69-63, in men’s basketball action on Tuesday. Matthew M. Redfield ’15 recorded his second straight double-double with 27 points and 15 rebounds to help MIT (5-2) to the victory. Carl Joseph led UMass Boston (3-3) with 13 points.