Water Polo Drops NWPC Match to No. 18 Princeton

Photo by DSPics.com
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THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 18 Princeton University 16, MIT 9

- Records: MIT (10-11, 2-6 NWPC); No. 18 Princeton University (13-13, 5-2 NWPC)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool)

- The Lead: MIT water polo fell to No. 18 Princeton University by a 16-9 final on Sunday morning as the Engineers wrapped up the weekend of conference games with a 1-2 record.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Princeton jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter, but MIT was able to chip away at its deficit as Christian Schillinger (Orinda, Calif.) made the score 5-2 after one. The visiting Tigers, however, outscored the Engineers by a 5-1 margin in the second stanza as Princeton led 10-3 at halftime. 

- Both teams scored three goals in the third and three goals in the fourth as MIT received three goals from Miller Geschke (Los Altos, Calif.) as well as one from Kevin Downey (Greenwich, Conn.), one from Pat Stefanou (Old Greenwich, Conn.) and one from Ward Weldon (Honolulu, Hawaii). Princeton came away with the 16-9 win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Geschke recorded his 15th hat trick of the season, while Schillinger led the way for MIT with a pair of steals. 

- MIT keepers Hayden Niederreiter (Visalia, Calif.) and Conrad Oakes (Pasadena, Calif.) combined for eight saves and one steal as they split halves in today's match.

- Princeton held a 29-28 edge in shots, but MIT did go 4-for-5 on the man-advantage.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will host Brown University on Saturday, November 9 at 11:00 am in another NWPC matchup. Prior to the contest, the Engineers will honor their senior class made up of Clyde Huibregtse (New York, N.Y.), Niederreiter, Stefanou and Weldon.

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