2018-19 MIT Women's Basketball News

  • Women’s Basketball Collects League-High Eight NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Awards
    February 20, 2019
    For the third year in a row the MIT women’s basketball team led the way with NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors and repeated with a program-record selection of eight student-athletes. The list is comprised of 42 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 2018 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and has been a member of the team for the entire season.
  • No. 4 Women's Basketball Advances to Semis With 76-58 Win Over No. 5 Emerson
    February 19, 2019
    Led by four players in double figures and 23 forced turnovers, the No. 4 seeded MIT women’s basketball team defeated No. 5 Emerson College by a 76-58 final on Tuesday night in the first round of the NEWMAC Tournament.
  • Women's Basketball Rallies to Defeat Coast Guard, 73-65
    February 16, 2019
    An 8-0 run midway through the fourth quarter gave MIT a lead it would not relinquish as it went on to defeat the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 73-56, in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday. First-year Christina Anontakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) came off the bench to score a game-high 22 points for the Engineers while dishing out three assists.
  • Women's Basketball Earns 81-48 NEWMAC Win Over Wheaton
    February 13, 2019
    The MIT women's basketball team closed its regular season home schedule with an 81-48 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win over Wheaton College on Wednesday evening inside Rockwell Cage.
  • Engineers Fall to Smith, 70-56, on Senior Day
    February 09, 2019
    Regionally-ranked No. 10 Smith College outscored No. 9 MIT, 24-14, in the fourth quarter, helping it pull away for a 70-56 NEWMAC women’s basketball victory on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers saw Kennedy Guest-Pritchett and Katy McClellan both produce 20 points in addition to recording nine and seven rebounds, respectively. Senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) paced the Engineers’ balanced scoring performance with 13 points in addition to recording four assists and four steals.
  • Women's Basketball Battles Wellesley for 49-32 Win
    February 06, 2019
    Key runs during the second and fourth quarters helped the regionally-ranked No. 9 MIT women’s basketball team defeat Wellesley College, 49-32, in a NEWMAC game on Wednesday night. Senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) paced the Engineers with 13 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks.
  • Big First Quarter Fuels MIT’s 63-33 Victory Over Mount Holyoke
    February 02, 2019
    MIT opened the game with 19 unanswered points and never looked back as it went on to defeat Mount Holyoke College, 63-33, in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) led all players with 15 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Engineers in 12 minutes of play while Kaitlyn Grover paced the Lyons with 12 points and three steals.
  • Wesleyan Comes Back to Defeat MIT, 46-44
    January 29, 2019
    Three free throws during the final 2:46 of regulation would be just enough for Wesleyan University as it came from behind to defeat MIT, 46-44, in non-conference women’s basketball action on Tuesday night. First-year Christina Antonakakis (Holdmel, N.J.) paced the Engineers with 11 points while grabbing two steals.
  • Big Third Quarter Powers Women's Basketball to 57-46 Win Over WPI
    January 26, 2019
    MIT outscored WPI, 21-11, in the third quarter on its way to a 57-46 win in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Jocelyn Luizzi (Colchester, Conn.) produced a team-high 11 points and six rebounds to go along with two assists and a steal while coming off the bench for MIT.
  • Late Rally Falls Short as Babson Holds on to Defeat MIT, 55-53
    January 23, 2019
    After trailing by 17 points late in the third quarter, the MIT women’s basketball team narrowed the gap to two with 41 seconds remaining in regulation, but it could not overcome the deficit as Babson College held on for a 55-53 victory in NEWMAC action on Wednesday night. First-year Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) paced the Engineers with 15 points, with 12 coming during their fourth-quarter rally.
  • V’Dovec Records 1,000th Career Point in MIT’s 76-59 Win Over Clark
    January 19, 2019
    A strong second quarter helped MIT pull away from Clark University and go on to record a 76-59 victory in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday. Senior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) tallied 16 points, helping her become the ninth player in program history to reach 1,000 points. She also hauled in a game-high 10 rebounds to go along with two blocks for the Engineers.
  • Women's Basketball Overpowers Wellesley, 68-39
    January 16, 2019
    A balanced scoring performance which featured three players in double digits helped the MIT women’s basketball team defeat NEWMAC foe Wellesley College, 68-39, on Wednesday night. Senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) powered the Engineers with 12 points, five assists, two blocks, and two steals while Caitlin Aguirre paced the Blue with 11 points, five rebounds, and two assists.
  • Springfield Edges Out Women's Basketball, 58-57
    January 12, 2019
    A layup with 10 seconds remaining helped Springfield College defeat MIT, 58-57, in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon. Senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) led all players with 21 points while grabbing six rebounds for the Engineers.
  • MIT Grinds Out 54-43 Win Over Emerson
    January 10, 2019
    A strong defensive performance that held Emerson College scoreless during the final five minutes of regulation helped MIT secure a 54-43 victory in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Thursday. Senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) paced the Engineers with a game-high 18 points to go along with seven rebounds and three assists. Ashley Toner led the way for the Lions with 13 points coming off the bench.
  • Engineers Break Three-Point Record in 79-49 Win Over Wheaton
    January 08, 2019
    The MIT women’s basketball team knocked down an Institute-record 15 three-pointers in a 79-49 road victory over Wheaton College on Tuesday night. One of four players to reach double digits in scoring, sophomore Jocelyn Luizzi (Colchester, Conn.) paced the Engineers with 16 points in 22 minutes of action coming off the bench.
  • Strong Free-Throw Shooting Propels Women’s Basketball Past Smith, 67-54
    January 05, 2019
    A 24-of-28 performance at the free throw line, including a 12-of-14 showing during the last 2:34 of regulation, helped MIT defeat Smith College, 67-54, in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. Senior Dolly Yuan (San Jose, Calif.) led all players with 18 points, including an 8-of-8 outing at the charity stripe, while dishing out two assists for the Engineers.
  • Women's Basketball Wins Fifth Straight With 56-46 Victory Over TCNJ
    December 29, 2018
    In the first-ever meeting between the two teams, the MIT women’s basketball team ran its winning to five straight with a 56-46 home victory over The College of New Jersey on Saturday afternoon.
  • Women's Basketball Holds on to Defeat Framingham State, 62-53
    December 11, 2018
    Late free throws by seniors Kara Holinski (Livonia, MIch.) and Dolly Yuan (San Jose, Calif.) thwarted a comeback attempt by host Framingham State University, helping the MIT women’s basketball team defeat the Rams, 62-53, on Tuesday night. Sophomore Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) tallied a game-high 19 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks for the Engineers.
  • Antonakakis Three-Pointer Lifts Engineers to 72-69 Win Over Emmanuel
    December 08, 2018
    First-year Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) drained a three-pointer with 1:09 left to play, giving the MIT women’s basketball team a 72-69 victory over Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon. One of four players to reach-double digits in scoring, senior Kristen Ngan (Sudbury, Mass.) led the way for the Engineers with 14 points to go along with five rebounds and two steals. Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda paced the Saints with a game-high 17 points and 12 rebounds in addition to contributing four assists and three steals.
  • Fast Start Powers MIT to 74-57 Victory Over WPI in Women’s Basketball
    December 05, 2018
    MIT opened the game with a 19-2 run and maintained a comfortable cushion en route to a 74-57 victory over WPI in a NEWMAC women’s basketball game on Wednesday night. MIT senior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) led all players with 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including a 2-of-3 performance from behind the arc. Spencer Vinson came off the bench to score a team-high 14 points and grab five rebounds for WPI.
  • Big Third Quarter Helps Engineers Cruise Past Clark, 90-49
    December 01, 2018
    MIT outscored Clark University, 31-11, in the third quarter en route to a 90-49 victory in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. One of five players to reach double-digits in scoring, senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) paced the Engineers with a game-high 16 points while dishing out four assists. Camryn Richey generated a team-high seven points in 13 minutes of action for the Cougars.
  • Comeback Attempt Falls Short as Babson Holds on to Defeat MIT, 76-71
    November 28, 2018
    A layup by Peyton Ouimette along with a 5-of-6 performance by Babson College at the free throw line during the last 50 seconds of regulation helped thwart MIT’s late rally as the Beavers held on to defeat the Engineers, 76-71, in NEWMAC women’s basketball action on Wednesday night. Ouimette led all players with 22 points and 11 rebounds while senior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) paced MIT with 16 points while grabbing seven rebounds.
  • Women's Basketball Falls to No. 2 Bowdoin, 78-57
    November 25, 2018
    A 15-5 run during the final 3:25 of the opening frame gave nationally-ranked No. 2 Bowdoin College a lead it would not relinquish as it went on to defeat MIT, 78-57, in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Senior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) led the Engineers’ balanced attack with 13 points while grabbing four rebounds.
  • No. 8 Chicago Fights Off Women’s Basketball for an 81-72 Victory
    November 18, 2018
    A string of seven unanswered points late in regulation helped host and nationally-ranked No. 8 University of Chicago pull away for an 81-72 victory over the MIT women’s basketball team in the Midway Classic on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) led all players with a career-high 22 points to go along with four rebounds and three steals for the Engineers.
  • MIT Overpowers Heidelberg, 88-54, in Midway Classic
    November 17, 2018
    Strong performances in the first and third quarters propelled the MIT women’s basketball team to an 88-54 victory over Heidelberg University in the Midway Classic at the University of Chicago on Saturday afternoon. Senior Taylor V’Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) led all players with 20 points while grabbing six rebounds for the Engineers.
  • Women's Basketball Defeats Endicott, 65-57
    November 11, 2018
    Powered by a pair of 20-point performances, the MIT women’s basketball team defeated Endicott College, 65-57, in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) totaled 20 points and a game-high 11 rebounds as senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) posted 20 points and four assists for the Engineers.
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