October 17, 2008

Water Polo Defeats Connecticut College, 16-3

Oct. 17, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT water polo team jumped out to an early lead over Connecticut College and did not look back, notching a 16-3 victory over Connecticut College on Friday night.

The Engineers scored the first 15 goals of the game through three periods, before going on to a comfortable 16-3 win over the Camels. Palmer Rosemond led the MIT attack with three goals. Mark Artz, Mike Smith-Bronstein, Rob Kalwarowsky, Brett Boval and Alex Mattfolk each contributed a pair of scores. Three other Engineers, John Preis, Nick Souza and Brian Gardiner, contributed to the offensive effort.

Freshman goalkeeper Columbus Leonard had nine saves in the win and did not allow a goal until the final period. With the win, Tech improves to 5-9 on the season. Connecticut College falls to 0-6 versus intercollegiate competition.

The Engineers will be back in the Zesiger Pool tomorrow afternoon, as they Queens College at 12:00 p.m. Tech then welcomes St. Francis for the final game of the weekend on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.