Engineers Power Past Connecticut College, 17-5, in Regular Season Finale

Oct. 21, 2007

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Freshman John Preis scored a game-high five goals and sophomore Rob Kalwarowsky added four tallies, as MIT cruised to a 17-5 victory over host Connecticut College in Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division action on Sunday afternoon. The match served as the regular season finale for both teams, as the Engineers rounded out the campaign with a record of 11-10 and the Camels finished their schedule 0-18.

MIT, which finished with a 4-3 mark in the division, will enter the CWPA Northern Division Championship tournament as the No. 4 seed. Connecticut College went 0-7 in division-play and will enter the tournament as the No. 8 seed. The event will be hosted by MIT in the Zesiger Pool from Nov. 3-4.

With his five strikes, Preis pushed his goal-total to 56 in his incredible rookie campaign. Kalwarowsky, Palmer Rosemond (2) and Grant Tomassi (2) were the Cardinal and Gray's other multiple goal-scorers, while Mike Smith-Bronstein, Alex Mattfolk, Spencer Williams and Jeremias Szust each pitched in with a single goal apiece. Szust's strike took on special importance, as it was the first of his intercollegiate career.

Sophomore goalkeeper Hiroshi Mendoza made 10 saves while allowing all five goals to earn the victory for MIT, while fellow sophomore Nick Souza stopped three shots in limited action.

The Engineers will return to the water when they host the Division II/III Eastern Championships from Saturday, Oct. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 28.