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Sports Shorts for Sept. 9: A weekly wrap-up of MIT varsity athletics

Football and women’s tennis open seasons with victories; Cheyne named NEFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Overall and Conference Records (As of Sept. 9)
Field Hockey: 1-0 (0-0 NEWMAC)
Football: 1-0 (0-0 NEFC)
Men's Soccer: 2-0 (0-0 NEWMAC)
Women's Soccer: 1-1 (0-0 NEWMAC)
Women's Tennis: 1-0 (1-0 NEWMAC)
Women's Volleyball: 4-0
Water Polo: 1-2

National Rankings
#3 – Women's Cross Country
#6 – Water Polo
#17 – Co-ed Sailing
#20 – Women's Soccer
#20 – Field Hockey
#27 – Men's Cross Country

Field Hockey
9/7 – MIT Rallies to Defeat UMass Dartmouth, 2-1, in 2OT
9/5 – Field Hockey Blanks Simmons, 3-0
Teplensky Collects NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week Honors

9/8 – Cheyne Named Special Teams Player of the Week by the NEFC
MIT Holds Off Pomona-Pitzer, 28-26, In Football Season Opener in California

9/6 – Engineers Host Midweek Firefly Invite

Men's Soccer
9/7 – MIT Men's Soccer Wins Against Wentworth, 3-1
MIT Men's Soccer Falls to Brandeis, 2-1, in Overtime

Women's Soccer
9/7 – #20 MIT Women's Soccer Blanks Emmanuel College, 5-0
Rodriguez's Two Goals Lead #20 MIT Women's Soccer to 2-1 Victory Over Worcester State

Women's Tennis
Women's Tennis Opens Season with Win Over Emerson

Women's Volleyball
Engineers Battle at Vassar Invitational

Water Polo
9/8 – MIT Water Polo Ends Bruno Fall Classic With a Loss to Stanford
9/7 – Engineers Take 19-8 Win Over Washington & Jefferson at Bruno Fall Classic
9/7 – MIT Water Polo Drops First Game of Season to UC Irvine

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