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Sports Shorts for Nov. 24, 2014: A weekly wrap-up of MIT varsity athletics

Women’s Cross Country records historic second-place finish at National Championships; Football wins NCAA first-round playoff game.
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The women's cross country team finished in second place at the 2014 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship. Tech's second-place performance — out of 32 teams — is the highest they've ever finished at the NCAA championships.
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The women's cross country team finished in second place at the 2014 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship. Tech's second-place performance — out of 32 teams — is the highest they've ever finished at the NCAA championships.

Overall and Conference Records (as of November 24, 2014):
Men’s Basketball: 1-0 (0-0 NEWMAC)
Women’s Basketball: 2-2 (0-0 NEWMAC)
Men’s Fencing: 4-1 (4-1 NFC)
Women’s Fencing: 5-1 (5-1 NFC)
Field Hockey: 12-5 (5-3 NEWMAC)
Football: 10-0 (7-0 NEFC)
Rifle: 10-4
Men’s Soccer: 8-7-3 (3-4 NEWMAC)
Women’s Soccer: 15-5-2 (9-0-1 NEWMAC)
Squash: 3-3
Men’s Swimming: 3-0 (2-0 NEWMAC)
Women’s Swimming: 4-0 (3-0 NEWMAC)
Women’s Tennis: 10-1 (8-0 NEWMAC)
Women’s Volleyball: 28-6 (9-1 NEWMAC)
Water Polo: 15-17 (4-8 CWPA)

National Rankings
#2 – Women’s Cross Country
#4 – Water Polo
#6 – Men’s Swimming and Diving
#8 – Men’s Cross Country
#11 – Women’s Swimming and Diving
#16 – Men’s Basketball
#24 – Women’s Soccer
RV – Football

Men’s Basketball
11/18 - Men’s Basketball opens with 64-51 win at Gordon

Women’s Basketball
11/23 - Women’s Basketball fights off Westfield State for a 65-56 win
11/22 - Late rally falls short as Colby holds off MIT, 59-47

Men’s Heavyweight Crew
11/22 - MIT competes at Foot of the Charles

Men’s Cross Country
11/22 - No. 8 MIT finishes eighth at 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championship
11/17 - MIT Men's and Women's Cross Country qualify for NCAAs

Women’s Cross Country
11/22 - No. 2 MIT finishes second at the 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championship
11/17 - MIT Men's and Women's Cross Country qualify for NCAAs

Field Hockey
11/17 - MIT Field Hockey places three on NFHCA All-Region Team

Football
11/18 - MIT captures first NCAA playoff win with overtime thriller at Husson
11/17 - Record 12 Engineers earn All-NEFC honors

Squash
11/22 - MIT Squash falls to Conn. College, 7-2  
11/18 - MIT Squash falls to Tufts University, 6-3

Men’s Swimming and Diving
11/22 - No. 6 MIT Men's Swimming and Diving rolls past Babson and Bowdoin

Women’s Swimming and Diving
11/22 - No. 11 MIT Women's Swimming and Diving rolls past Babson and Bowdoin
11/21 - MIT Women's Swimming and Diving cruises past Wellesley, 213-84

Women’s Volleyball
11/21 - MIT Women’s Volleyball garners NEWVA All-Region accolades
11/19 - Engineers earn program-record four AVCA All-America awards

Water Polo
11/23 - Fordham edges out MIT, 9-8, in CWPA Championship ninth-place game
11/22 - MIT outlasts Iona, 13-9, at the CWPA Championship
11/21 - Tasman, Rogers named to CWPA All-Conference Second Team
11/21 - MIT falls to Johns Hopkins on the first day of the CWPA Championship

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