Water Polo Splits a Pair of Divisional Games Saturday
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT water polo team played its final two Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division games Saturday, welcoming Connecticut College and St. Francis to the Zesiger Center pool. The Engineers came away with a split, defeating Connecticut College, 14-6, while falling to the Terriers, 13-3, to wrap up their league slate at 3-3 (7-13 overall).
Some of Tech's more unheralded players shined in the afternoon win over the Camels, including Brendan Deveney (Newton, Conn.), who doubled his season total with three goals. Kyle Bowman (Millbrea, Calif.) added a pair of markers while Jack Clark (Laguna Beach, Calif.) and Nikola Otasevic (Belgrade, Serbia) also found the net twice. Scott Stephens (Los Altos, Calif.) had a team-high five assists and Andres Simauchi (Miami, Fla.) added three field blocks.
Columbus Leonard (Mill Valley, Calif.) was stout in net as always, making four saves against five goals allowed over the first three periods. Kevin Hsiue (Alamo, Calif.) made a pair of stop in the final frame.
The Cardinal and Gray fell behind early on in the nightcap, trailing 4-0 after the first quarter and 5-1 at halftime. Tech battled for a pair of scores in the third, including a five-meter penalty shot by Clark, but would not score the rest of the way, falling to the Terriers, who are unbeaten in league play at 6-0.
Matt Chapa (Baytown, Texas) scored twice for MIT, in addition to Clark's penalty conversion. Leonard made five blocks in the losing effort.
Tech will finish up its home slate for the year, tomorrow, October 16, with a non-conference contest against Mercyhurst College at 1:00 p.m.