October 13, 2007

Tech Takes Down Fordham, 11-6

Oct. 13, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT's water polo team, ranked sixth nationally in Division III, defeated Division I opponent Fordham University, 11-6, in Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division action on Saturday afternoon in the Zesiger Pool. With the victory, the Engineers snapped a five-game losing streak and improved to 9-10 on the season, while the Rams fell to 9-10.

The win also served to continue MIT's domination of Fordham in recent years, as Tech has emerged triumphant in 11 of the teams' last 12 meetings.

Junior Mike Smith-Bronstein and sophomore Mark Artz powered MIT offensively, as each bagged a game-high three goals. Rookie John Preis was the Engineers' other multi-goal scorer, netting a pair to push his team-leading season total to 48, while sophomores Devin Lewis and Rob Kalwarowsky and freshman Matt Perkins rounded out the scoring with one tally apiece.

Sophomore Nick Souza was solid between the pipes for the Cardinal and Gray, saving nine shots.

The Engineers will return to action on Sunday, Oct. 14, when they will host Iona College in a match that will begin at 1:30 p.m. Fordham's next contest will also be against Iona, on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in New Rochelle, N.Y.