CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After a disappointing loss at Brown the night before, the water polo team defeated Connecticut College for the third time in the last three weeks with a score of 13-9 on Saturday night. The Engineers are now 9-10 for the season.
At the end of the first period, the Cardinal and Gray were trailing behind Connecticut, as freshman Ory Tasman (Orland, Fla.) was the lone MIT scorer and the Camels had already scored twice. The game picked up in the second period, however, when Tasman scored an additional three goals, junior Craig Cheney (Sherwood, Ore.) scored twice and freshman Kale Rogers (Newberg, Ore.) had one goal, leaving them ahead, 7-5.
In the next eight minutes, MIT sent five more goals to the back of the net, giving them an even bigger lead over the Camels, who scored only two goals during that time. Sophomore Dylan Hallman (La Jolla, Calif.) had two goals, Rogers scored once and Tasman scored twice more, giving MIT a 12-7 advantage.
In the final period, Tasman was, once again, the only MIT player to score a goal, bringing his game total to seven, which is more than double what anyone from either team scored. Connecticut College made two goals, but it was not enough to close the gap and, at the end of the game, MIT were victorious, 13-9.
Next up, the Engineers have the Northern Division Championships at Brown on Nov. 2-3.