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Sports Shorts for Oct. 22: A weekly wrap-up of MIT varsity athletics

Football and women's soccer score victories over ranked opponents; men's basketball No. 1 in preseason poll.

Overall and Conference Records (As of October 22)
Field Hockey: 13-2 (6-1 NEWMAC)
Football: 4-3 (3-2 NEFC)
Rifle: 1-1
Men's Soccer: 9-4-1 (1-3-1 NEWMAC)
Women's Soccer: 12-3-1 (7-1 NEWMAC)
Women's Tennis: 8-1 (7-0 NEWMAC)
Women's Volleyball: 26-4 (6-1 NEWMAC)
Water Polo: 8-9 (2-3 CWPA)

National Rankings
#1 – Women's Cross Country
#6 – Water Polo
#13 – Co-ed Sailing

Men's Basketball
10/18 – MIT Men's Basketball Gets No. 1 Ranking In Preseason Poll

Men's Crew
10/21 – Men's Lightweight Crew Opens Season at Head of the Charles
10/20 – Men's Heavyweight Crew Completes Head of the Charles

Women's Crew
10/21 – Women's Lightweight Crew Opens Strong at Head of the Charles
10/21 – Women's Openweight Crew Opens Season at Head of the Charles

Field Hockey

10/16 – Eight First-Half Goals Propel Field Hockey to 11-2 Win Over Wheaton
10/15 – Michelle Teplensky Collects NEWMAC Honors

10/21 – Laux Named NEFC Defensive Player of the Week
10/19 – MIT Football Shocks No. 24 Salve Regina, 20-19

10/18 – Engineers Host Midweek Fly Invite
10/15 – MIT Participates in Pair of Regattas

Men's Soccer
10/20 – MIT Loses to Coast Guard, 1-0, in Overtime
10/17 – Freshmen Freel and Bingham Lead Engineers to Victory Over Tufts

Women's Soccer

10/20 – Women's Soccer Defeats Coast Guard, 3-1, on Senior Day
10/16 – Women's Soccer Defeats No. 7 Wheaton With a Two-Goal First Half

Women's Tennis

10/20 – MIT Women's Tennis Rolls Past Smith, Claims NEWMAC Regular Season Crown
10/16 – MIT Women's Tennis Blanks Wheaton

Women's Volleyball

10/17 – Engineers Fight Off Babson in Four-Set Victory

Water Polo
10/21 – Engineers Finish Second in Tournament After Losing to JHU, 15-13
10/20 – Day One of Water Polo Div. III Eastern Championships

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