September 24, 2009

MIT Falls to Brown, 6-5, on Last Minute Goal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A goal with just 26 seconds remaining pushed Brown past the MIT water polo team, 6-5, in Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) action Thursday night. John Preis and Devin Lewis each scored twice to lead the Engineers, who dropped to 2-11 on the season and 0-2 in CWPA play.

After falling behind early in the first period, Devin Lewis evened things up with his first goal of the night. The Bears regained the lead on a six-on-five chance later in the frame but the Cardinal and Grey would respond with two straight scores to tie the game at three entering the fourth quarter.

Both teams were on the attack early in the final period. Brown's first goal came less than a minute in while Mark Artz tied the game back up midway through the frame. The visitors took the lead once again with just under three minutes to go. John Preis' second marker knotted the score at five, setting up the dramatic game-ender.

MIT goalkeeper, Columbus Leonard was busy in net, stopping 13 shots and adding three steals in the loss.

MIT will travel to Queens College for another CWPA game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.