Water Polo Still Has Work To Do

Sept. 15, 2005

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Just when the MIT water polo team appeared to be clicking after an impressive 5-1 home invitational, Brown University proved that the Engineers still have plenty of work to do. The Bears beat up on the Engineers, winning 11-4 on Wednesday night at the Smith Aquatic Center.

After a fairly even first half, Brown was able to capitalize on numerous Engineer mistakes to pull away in the third quarter. Sophomore goalie Robert Truax tried to keep MIT in the game with several tremendous saves, but his perimeter defense let him down.

"This loss was frustrating because I felt after this past weekend we would play better," said head coach Felix Mercado. "We just let down on defense to a very explosive Brown team. They were better than us tonight."

Scoring for MIT was freshman Mike Smith Bronstein with two tallies and seniors John Rogers and Grady Snyder with one a piece. Defensively, MIT was led by Rob Truax's eight saves and three steals.

MIT next faces Queens College in the first game of the CWPA Tournament at the Zesiger Center on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.