CAMBRIDGE, MASS. -- No. 16 MIT raced out to a 4-1 lead and cruised to a 7-1 victory over Salem State at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium on Tuesday evening. Sohomore Chessa Hoekstra (Portland, Maine) registered her first collegiate hat trick as the Engineers improved to 8-0 on the season. Salem State is now 1-4-1.
GORHAM, Maine ? Salem State lost a 6-0 decision to the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Conference field hockey game Tuesday afternoon at Hannaford Field. Five different players scored a goal, highlighted by a pair of goals from senior Kaylie Andrews (Kittery, Maine/Traip Academy), and junior Brooke Dugan (Thomaston, Maine/Oceanside passed off three assists. The win is the second straight and the third in the last four games for the Huskies who improve to 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the Little East Conference. Salem State remains winless in conference action at 0-3, and is 1-6 overall.
Middlebury, VT. ? Salem State earned a 22nd place finish at the 34th Annual Duke Nelson Tournament hosted by Middlebury College this weekend. Chad Alibozek and Reed Bourgeois paced the Vikings, finishing tied for 73rd with a two-day 157 at the 6,317-yard par-71 Ralph Myhre Golf Course. Salem State scored a 671 (337-3334) as a team as only four Vikings participated. Babson took home the title shooting a 283 on Sunday to finish with a two-day total of 572. Western New England finished second with a 573 (291-282).
SALEM, MASS. ? Nahuel Aligbay (Leominster, Mass.) found a streaking Grace Dos Santos (Brockton, Mass.) for the game-winner just ten seconds into overtime as Salem State defeated Bridgewater State 2-1 in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) opener for both schools. The Vikings improve to 3-2 and 1-0 on the year while the Bears slip to 1-4 and 0-1 in conference.
SALEM, MASS. ? Desarai Melendez (Brockton, Mass.) scored seven minutes into overtime to lift the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs to a 2-1, come-from-behind-victory over the Salem State Vikings at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon. UMass Dartmouth picks up their first Little East win (1-2) and improve to 2-3 on the season while Salem State slips to 1-5 and 0-3 in conference.
Providence, R.I.- Salem State lost a 9-0 decision to Rhode Island College in a Little East match on Saturday afternoon at the RIC Tennis Center. The Vikings are now 1-3 and 0-2 in conference while the Anchorwomen are 6-0 and 2-0 in the LEC.
BOSTON ? Salem State earned a split against Newbury and Suffolk on Saturday afternoon at Regan Gymnasium. The Vikings beat the Nighthawks 25-10, 25-17, 25-16 in the first match before losing 25-20, 25-27, 25-23, 25-17 to the Rams in the second match.
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. ? Salem State lost 5-1 to Bridgewater State in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) opener on Saturday afternoon at Swenson Field. Freshman Emily Boyle (Manchester, N.H.) provided the only score for the Vikings. The host Bears improve to 3-3 (1-0 MASCAC) on the season with their third straight win, while Salem State slips to 1-3-1.
Pittsfield, Mass. -- Chad Alibozek (Adams, Mass.) shot an even par 72 to finish in second place at the MCLA Invitational held at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield, MA. Austin Cilley of Rhode Island College took home individual honors with a two under par score of 70 while Alibozek , who shot a 33 on the front nine finished two strokes behind. Rhode Island College won eh event with a team score of 300, seven strokes better than runner-up Westfield State. The Vikings finished with a final score of 327.
SALEM, MASS. ? Maddie O'Connor (Hamilton, Mass.) and Jasmine Severino (Lawrence, Mass.) combined for 15 kills and Mackenzie Salls (Turners Falls, Mass.) added 25 assists as Salem State blanked Pine Manor 3-0 on Thursday evening at Twohig Gymnasium. The Vikings sparked by a 25-9 win in the first set, won the next two sets by scores of 25-20 and 25-18 to complete the sweep.