CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Following impressive wins over Yale and Harvard the day before, MIT's water polo team hit the road on Sunday for the second half of the Labor Day Invite at Brown University but ultimately fell to Brown (1-13) and Chicago (10-11). Freshman Matthew Orton (Los Altos Hills, Calif.) scored the lone goal against the Bears.
In the Engineers' first game of the day against Chicago, freshman Kale Rogers (Newberg, Ore.) was back at it, racking up four goals, bringing his season total to 15 after just five games. Junior Craig Cheney (Sherwood, Ore.) also tallied two goals. MIT fought hard but fell just one point short of Chicago at the end of the game.
In the last few minutes of the game against Brown, the Cardinal and Gray made nine attempts at the goal, all of which were saved by the Bears' goalkeeper Walker Shockley. Even though they did not win against Brown, every one of the MIT players was in the game at some point, gaining them the experience they need to defeat future opponents.
The Engineers will look to bounce back next weekend when they travel to the Princeton Invitational for games on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8-9.