CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Following victories over Washington & Jefferson and Connecticut College yesterday, MIT water polo narrowly lost to Johns Hopkins, 15-13 on Sunday afternoon. The Engineers wrapped up the final day of the Division III Eastern Championships in second place behind the Blue Jays and ahead of Conn. College, who defeated W&J, 13-11, in another close game earlier.
MIT outperformed Johns Hopkins in the first two periods, leading them 8-6 at the end of the first 16 minutes. The tables were turned in the remaining two periods, however, when the Blue Jays scored nine goals compared to the five tallied by the Engineers. The game ended with a score of 15-13 in favor of Johns Hopkins.
Junior Craig Cheney (Sherwood, Ore.) was a staple for the Engineers, tallying five goals throughout the entire game, which was tied with Johns Hopkins' Ross Schofield for most goals. Freshman Kale Rogers (Newberg, Ore.) was close behind with three goals. Fellow freshman Ory Tasman (Orlando, Fla.) and junior Scott Stephens (Los Angeles, Calif.) recorded two goals each and sophomore Jack Clark (Laguna Beach, Calif.) scored once. Senior goalkeeper Kevin Hsiue (Alamo, Calif.) recorded ten saves, compared to Erik Henrikson on the opposite side of the pool, who only totaled five saves.
At the end of the weekend, Cheney and Rogers were named First Team All-Tournament, while Tasman and Hsiue were named Second Team All-Tournament.
MIT will return to action on Friday, Oct. 26 when it travels to Providence, R.I. to face Brown before returning home and hosting Connecticut College for the third time this season on Saturday, Oct. 27.
1st Johns Hopkins
3rd Connecticut College
4th Washington & Jefferson
5th Penn State Behrend