November 10, 2009

NCAA Championship Recap

Field Hockey
First Round: The MIT field hockey team opened up a two-goal lead in the first half and withstood a furious, late rally to advance past host Nichols College, 2-1. Kimberly Barker and Ekavali Mishra found the scoring column and Keri Dixon had another spectacular performance in net to help the Cardinal and Grey earn its 18th win in this record-breaking campaign. (Recap)

Second Round: The Engineers dropped a 5-1 decision at the hands of nationally-ranked no. four Tufts University, in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday, bringing to an end the Engineers' record breaking 2009 campaign. (Recap)

Cross Country
New England Reional Championship: Thanks to an impressive performance, led by individual champion, Jacqui Wentz, and third-place finisher, Maria Monks, the women's cross country team took home a share of the Team Championship for the first time in program history. The men's squad secured sixth place at the Championship, four spots above its regional ranking coming in and matching the program's best finish at the meet since 2003 (Women's Recap/Men's Recap)

NCAA Division III Championship: In its second straight appearance at the NCAA Division III Championship, the MIT women's cross country team improved to a fifth-place showing at Saturday's national meet, hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College. Maria Monks and Jacqui Wentz led the way for the Cardinal and Grey, as each earned All-America honors, the first such accolades for the program since 1998. Monks' 13th-place finish marks the best individual effort at the NCAA Championship in school history. (Recap)

Women's Soccer
First Round: Making its first ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship, the MIT women's soccer team fell to Rowan University, 3-0, in the Opening Round of the Tournament. (Recap)