Engineers Take 19-8 Win Over Washington & Jefferson at Bruno Fall Classic

Junior Kyle Bowman
Junior Kyle Bowman

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In its second game of the day on the first day of the Bruno Fall Classic at Brown University, the MIT men's water polo team defeated Washington & Jefferson College with a score of 19-8 on Saturday afternoon. After falling to the University of California Irvine earlier in the day, the Engineers' record now rests at 1-1.

Almost every player on the team got their hands on the ball at some point during the game. Junior Dylan Hallman (La Jolla, Calif.) who was one of only two Engineers to score a goal in this morning's game against UC Irvine, tied for most goals scored by MIT during the game with three. Sophomore Joe Kusters (Coronado, Calif.) and junior Brendon Chiu (Monterey Park, Calif.)  also scored three goals each. Junior Kyle Bowman (Milbrae, Calif.) and freshman Anuj Khandelwal (Severna Park, Md.) were not far behind with two goals apiece.

MIT's strongest quarter was the fourth, where it scored seven goals. The Engineers recorded six goals in both the second and third quarters as well.

As they did in the last game, junior Spencer Boone (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), and freshmen Nolan Kruse (Orcutt, Calif.) and Ian Zaun (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) split the time in the net. Boone blocked one shot and allowed only two goals, Kruse blocked two and allowed four goals and Zaun allowed two goals and blocked two shots. Kruse and Zaun were also credited with one steal apiece.

Tech will return to the pool tomorrow for the second day of the Fall Classic when it faces Stanford University at Brown at 4:00 p.m.