PROVIDENCE, R.I. – MIT's water polo team concluded their weekend at the Bruno Fall Classic with an exciting 12-10 victory over No. 16 Sant Clara University. Tech outscored the Broncos, 7-5, during the final two periods and received fourth quarter strikes from juniors Zach Nelson (La Jolla, Calif.) and Matthew Orton (Los Altos, Calif.), and freshmanKyle Archer (Clovis, Calif.).
MIT started their weekend with a 15-12 loss to Cal Baptist. The Engineers and Lancers swapped goals throughout the opening period before Cal Baptist pushed ahead for good with seven strikes in the second session. Tech trimmed the deficit with markers from freshmen Zach Churukian (Menlo Park, Calif.) and Patrick Everett (Ann Arbor, Mich.) in the third, but the Lancers countered with three consecutive tallies.
MIT will enjoy a week off before they return to the pool on Saturday, September 27 with back-to-back matches against Fordham University at 3:00 p.m. and St. Francis College (N.Y.) at 7:00 p.m.