Sept. 14, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third consecutive season, MIT captured third-place in the Betty Richey Tournament hosted by Vassar College. The Engineers overpowered Elms College 11-0 in Sunday's consolation game, after dropping a heartbreaking 1-0 overtime loss to the host school on Saturday. With Sunday's win, MIT improved to 2-5 on the season.
Against Elms, sophomore Jessica Oleinik registered four goals while sophomore Danielle Smith recorded a hat trick of her own. Anna Teruya, Ekavali Mishra, Alona Birjiniuk and Virginia Nicholson also contributed to the Engineers' scoring as Tech outshot the Blazers, 26-3. Sophomore Keri Dixon made a pair of saves to secure her second shutout in three games.
In Saturday's first round match-up, MIT battled Vassar to a stalemate for the first 70 minutes, including a second half that saw numerous chances for both teams. The Engineers fired off five shots in regulation and forced Vassar goalkeeper Taylor Herman to make four saves. Dixon made two of her three saves in regulation to preserve the 0-0 tie.
Vassar sent MIT into the consolation round just over three minutes into the extra session, as Rachel Lowenthal converted a loose ball in front of the net that the MIT defense was unable to clear after Dixon stopped the Ducks' initial shot attempt.
Teruya and Mishra represented MIT on the All-Tournament team.
The Engineers now return home after completing a six game road swing to face Daniel Webster on Friday, September 19 at 6:00 p.m.