MIT Comes Up Just Short Against No. 11 Princeton, 13-11

Courtesy of David Silverman Photography
Courtesy of David Silverman Photography

THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 11 Princeton University 13, MIT 11 

- Records: MIT (6-8, 1-2 NEWPC); No. 11 Princeton University (11-3, 2-0 NEWPC) 

- Location: Princeton, N.J. (DeNunzio Pool)

- The Lead: In a back-and-forth battle between Division III No. 1 MIT and No. 11 nationally-ranked Princeton University, the Engineers came up just short as the Tigers put together a 4-0 run in the third stanza to claim the Northeast Water Polo Conference game by a 13-11 score. 

HOW IT HAPPENED: 

- Trailing 5-3 midway through the second quarter, MIT went on a 3-0 run, which featured single goals by freshman Christian Schillinger (Orinda, Calif.), classmate Myles Stapleberg (Monarch Beach, Calif.) and sophomore Clyde Huibregtse (New York, N.Y.) as the Engineers took a 6-5 lead. Princeton would tie it at 6-6 before MIT sophomore Pat Stefanou (Old Greenwich, Conn.) put MIT ahead 7-6 heading into the break.

- In the third quarter, Stapleberg would tie the game for MIT at 9-9 on his second goal of the game, but after his goal Princeton scored four straight to out the game out of reach with only eight minutes remaining. MIT attempted to come back and would get within two as Stefanou and freshman Evan Kim (Irvine, Calif.) found the back of the net before the final horn sounded, but it was the Tigers who held on for the 13-11 win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Kim led the way for MIT with three goals and three assists this morning. Defensively, Stapelberg drew a team-high two ejections and in the cage, sophomore Hayden Niederreiter (Visalia, Calif.) made eight saves and stole the ball three times/ 

UP NEXT: 

- MIT is off until Saturday, October 7 when the Engineers host Brown University at 3:00 p.m. and crosstown rival Harvard University at 8:00 p.m.

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