2017-18 MIT Women's Basketball News

  • Fourth Quarter Run Propels MIT Past Smith, 64-51, and into NEWMAC Women's Basketball Title Game
    February 24, 2018
    No. 5 seeded MIT generated 10 unanswered points during the first 5:23 of the fourth quarter to pull away and defeat top-seeded Smith College, 64-51, in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday. The victory puts the Engineers in the championship game for the first time in program history.
  • Kara Holinski Named to CoSIDA Women's Basketball Academic All-District Team
    February 22, 2018
    Junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) was voted to the CoSIDA Women's Basketball Academic All-District Team, marking her second straight selection and the fourth year in a row MIT was represented on the list. A 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America third team honoree, she advances to the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America honors to be voted on next month. MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and currently ranks second across all NCAA divisions with 276 honors.
  • Women's Basketball Defeats Springfield, 66-55, to Advance to NEWMAC Tournament Semifinals
    February 21, 2018
    Behind a career and game-high 26 points from junior Dolly Yuan (San Jose, Calif.), the No. 5 seeded MIT women’s basketball team defeated No. 4 Springfield College, 66-55, in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Tournament on Wednesday. With the victory, the Engineers secured a spot in the semifinals for the fifth time in program history and first since 2003.
  • MIT Tops Coast Guard, 58-38, on Senior Day!
    February 17, 2018
    MIT capitalized on runs during the second and fourth quarters to capture a 58-38 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in NEWMAC women's basketball action on Saturday. Junior Taylor V'Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) led all players with 14 points while grabbing eight rebounds for the Engineers. Gillian Gerton racked up 11 points, five rebounds, two blocks, and two steals for the Bears.
  • Babson Holds on to Defeat Engineers, 56-53
    February 14, 2018
    A turnover along with two free throws during the final three seconds of regulation was enough for Babson College to hold on for a 56-53 victory over MIT in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Wednesday. Junior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) registered a game-high 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including a 4-of-5 performance from three-point range, while dishing out three assists for the Engineers.
  • Women's Basketball Collects League-High Eight NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Awards
    February 13, 2018
    For the second year in a row the MIT women's basketball team led the way with NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors and established a program record with the selection of eight student-athletes. The list is comprised of 40 student-athletes who earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.35 on a 5.0 scale after the 2017 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and has been a member of the team for the entire season.
  • Jocelyn Luizzi Named NEWBA Rookie of the Week
    February 12, 2018
    MIT freshman Jocelyn Luizzi (Colchester, Conn.) was named the Rookie of the Week by the New England Women's Basketball Association on Monday. In a 2-0 week, she averaged 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and one steal while shooting 72.2 percent from the floor in 21.5 minutes of action.
  • Third-Quarter Run Powers MIT to 72-35 Win Over Simmons in Women's Basketball
    February 10, 2018
    MIT rattled off 17 unanswered points during the first five minutes of the third quarter to help it pull away and defeat Simmons College, 72-35, in a non-conference women's basketball game on Saturday. Freshman Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) led all players with 16 points and eight rebounds while grabbing two steals for the Engineers. Presley Silva paced the Sharks with 10 points, including an 8-of-10 performance from the free throw line, in addition to posting a team-high five rebounds and a game-high three blocks.
  • Women's Basketball Cruises Past Mount Holyoke, 75-15
    February 08, 2018
    A strong first quarter helped MIT defeat visiting Mount Holyoke College, 75-15, in NEWMAC women's basketball action on Thursday night. Freshman Jocelyn Luizzi (Colchester, Conn.) led all players with 16 points to go along with six rebounds, three assists, and two steals for the Engineers. Leah Hodges paced the Lyons with six points while grabbing a steal and a rebound.
  • WPI Thwarts Comeback Attempt and Holds on to Defeat MIT, 61-54
    February 03, 2018
    WPI hit all four of its free throws during the final 11 seconds of regulation to pull away from MIT and register a 61-54 victory in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday. Freshman Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) tallied 14 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks for MIT.
  • Fast Start Powers Engineers to 44-26 Victory Over Wellesley
    January 31, 2018
    The MIT women's basketball team outscored Wellesley College, 19-6, in the first quarter en route to a 44-26 NEWMAC women's basketball victory on Wednesday night. Junior Taylor V'Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) led all players with 15 points to go along with six rebounds and three blocks for the Engineers. Caitlin Aguirre paced the Blue with seven points and a game-high four steals while grabbing three rebounds.
  • Women's Basketball Falls to Coast Guard, 71-53
    January 27, 2018
    The U.S. Coast Guard Academy went 12-of-16 at the free throw line during the last 1:32 of play to thwart MIT’s late rally and record a 71-53 NEWMAC women’s basketball victory on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) tallied a team-high 14 points to go along with five rebounds and two blocks for the Engineers.
  • Late Rally Falls Short as Smith Defeats MIT, 62-57
    January 24, 2018
    Trailing by nine points with over two minutes remaining, the MIT women’s basketball team narrowed the gap to five with 57 seconds left to play but would it not get any closer as Smith College held on for a 62-57 NEWMAC victory on Wednesday night. Junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) paced the Engineers with a game-high 16 points, including a 4-of-6 performance from three-point range, while also tallying four rebounds and three assists.
  • Second Quarter Run Powers Engineers to a 57-46 Win over Clark
    January 20, 2018
    A 14-0 run during the second quarter proved to be the difference as the MIT women’s basketball team defeated Clark University, 57-46, on Saturday afternoon. Junior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) paced the Engineers with a game-high 16 points to go along with 10 rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Dominique St. Pierre and Hannah Favaloro both led the Cougars with 10 points.
  • Dolly Yuan Tabbed to NEWBA Honor Roll
    January 16, 2018
    MIT junior Dolly Yuan (San Jose, Calif.) earned a spot on the New England Women’s Basketball Association Honor Roll as announced by the organization on Monday. In a 2-1 week for the Engineers, she averaged 15.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting from the floor and 36.4 percent from three-point range while dishing out 3.0 assists per game and grabbing 3.0 rebounds per game.
  • MIT Defeats WPI, 66-55, in Overtime
    January 13, 2018
    Following a back-and-forth final two minutes of regulation, MIT outscored WPI, 14-3, in overtime to capture a 66-55 NEWMAC women’s basketball victory on Saturday afternoon. Junior Dolly Yuan (San Jose, Calif.) paced MIT with a game-high 20 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals. Ama Biney led the way for WPI as she tallied 16 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, and three steals.
  • Big First Quarter Propels Engineers to 56-30 Victory over Wheaton
    January 11, 2018
    MIT outscored Wheaton College, 15-4, in the first quarter en route to a 56-30 NEWMAC women’s basketball victory on Thursday night. Freshman Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) paced the Engineers with a game-high 15 points while grabbing seven rebounds.
  • Springfield Holds on to Defeat MIT, 61-52
    January 09, 2018
    A 6-of-6 performance at the free throw line during the final 25 seconds along with a trio of blocks helped Springfield College hold on for a 62-51 victory over MIT in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday night. Junior Dolly Yuan (San Jose, Calif.) paced the Engineers with 16 points and three assists while Grace Restituyo racked up 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Pride.
  • Women's Basketball Rallies to Defeat Clark, 69-61
    January 06, 2018
    A 23-4 run during the last 8:42 of regulation propelled the MIT women’s basketball team to a 69-61 come-from-behind victory over NEWMAC foe Clark University on Saturday afternoon. Junior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) paced the Engineers with a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds for her second straight double-double.
  • Babson Edges out Engineers, 50-46, in Overtime
    January 03, 2018
    A three-pointer by Nicole Hiller with 1:14 remaining in overtime gave Babson College a lead it would not relinquish as it went on to defeat MIT, 50-46, in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Wednesday night. Payton Ouimette powered the Beavers with a game-high 19 rebounds and 15 points as junior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) paced the Engineers with 14 points, 12 boards, and three assists.
  • UMass Boston Comes From Behind to Defeat MIT, 68-63
    December 30, 2017
    An 18-2 run during the last 5:17 of the game propelled UMass Boston to a 68-63 victory over MIT in non-conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. Joie Grassi led all players with 29 points while grabbing eight rebounds for the Beacons. Freshman Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) paced the Engineers with 17 points, nine rebounds, and two steals.
  • Women’s Basketball Outlasts Staten Island, 76-74, in Overtime
    December 29, 2017
    A baseline pull-up jumper by junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) with 36 seconds remaining proved to be the difference as the MIT women’s basketball team held on a for a 76-74 overtime victory against the College of Staten Island on Friday afternoon. Christina Pasaturo powered the Dolphins with a game-high 33 points while playing all 45 minutes of action. Freshman Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) paced the Engineers with 22 points in addition to grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds.
  • Kara Holinski Selected as NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Offensive Athlete of the Week
    December 18, 2017
    MIT junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) was tabbed for NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Offensive Athlete of the Week honors as announced by the league on Monday. In a 2-0 week for the Engineers, she averaged 18 points on 66.7 percent shooting from the floor, including a 66.7 percent performance from three-point range, four rebounds, four assists, and 33 minutes.
  • Engineers Overpower Endicott, 74-51
    December 14, 2017
    A strong second quarter that saw MIT turn a one-point lead into a 20-point advantage powered the MIT women’s basketball team to a 74-51 victory over Endicott College on Thursday night. Junior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) led all players with 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting while also going 6-for-6 at the free throw line in addition to grabbing four rebounds for the Engineers.
  • Fast Start Propels Women's Basketball to 78-49 Victory Over Framingham State
    December 12, 2017
    A 7-of-10 performance from three-point range during the first quarter helped propel the MIT women’s basketball team to a 78-49 victory over Framingham State University on Tuesday night. Junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) led all players with 24 points to go along with four assists and two steals for the Engineers. Mary Kate O’Day paced the Rams’ balanced attack with 10 points while grabbing four rebounds.
  • Five Players Record Double-Digit Scoring Performances in MIT’s 71-48 Victory Over Emerson
    December 06, 2017
    A balanced scoring performance helped propel the MIT women’s basketball team to a 71-46 victory over NEWMAC foe Emerson College on Wednesday night. Freshman Jocelyn Luizzi (Colchester, Conn.) generated a game-high 17 points to go along with seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals for the Engineers.
  • Strong Second Quarter Powers MIT to a 63-24 Win Over Mount Holyoke
    December 02, 2017
    MIT outscored host Mount Holyoke College, 22-6, in the second quarter as it went on to record a 63-24 victory in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday. Junior Maude Gull (Zurich, Switzerland) led all players with 12 points to go along with four steals for the Engineers.
  • Raman Records 100th Career Win as MIT Defeats Smith, 69-52
    November 29, 2017
    In the NEWMAC women’s basketball opener for both squads, MIT defeated Smith College, 69-52, on Wednesday night. In her 10th season, Sonia Raman became the first coach in program history to record 100 career wins. Junior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) racked up 23 points and 11 points for the Engineers while Lauren Bondi paced the Pioneers with 14 points and two steals.
  • No. 13 Bowdoin Defeats Engineers, 80-60
    November 25, 2017
    Nationally-ranked No. 13 Bowdoin College outscored MIT, 21-11, in the third quarter, turning a six-point lead into a 16-point advantage before going on to record an 80-60 victory on Saturday. Freshman Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) tallied 19 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, and one steal for the Engineers (1-2) while Kate Kerrigan generated 12 points, 11 boards, and three assists for the Polar Bears (4-0).
  • Kara Holinski Named NEWMAC Defensive Athlete of the Week
    November 20, 2017
    For the first time in her career, MIT junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) was selected as the NEWMAC Women's Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week. In a 1-1 week for the Engineers, Holinski averaged 18.5 points on .500 shooting from the floor, including a .357 performance from three-point range, five rebounds, two steals, and 39 minutes en route to Tufts Tip-Off All-Tournament Team honors.
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