MIT Falls To Johns Hopkins, 11-10, In CWPA Division III Championship Title Game

MIT Falls To Johns Hopkins, 11-10, In CWPA Division III Championship Title Game

THE BASICS:

- Score: Johns Hopkins 11, MIT 10 - CWPA D3 Championship Title Game

- Records: MIT (8-12); Johns Hopkins (14-8)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool)

- The Lead: With the score even at 10-10 with 1:13 to play, Johns Hopkins got the go ahead and what proved to be the game winning goal by Ryan Masi as the second-seeded Blue Jays claimed the CWPA Division III Championship on Sunday afternoon in Cambridge over first-seeded MIT, 11-10. 

HOW IT HAPPENED: 

-  MIT jumped out to an early 3-0 advantage over the opening 6:50 of the game as the top-seeded Engineers got two goals via Clyde Huibregtse (New York, N.Y.) and one by Luka Knezevic (Zagreb, Croatia). Johns Hopkins registered a pair of goals before the first quarter horn sounded to cut the deficit to two, 4-2, after eight minutes.

- Johns Hopkins went on a 4-0 run of its own to tie the score at 5-5 before halftime and to take the lead 7-5 just 50-seconds into the third quarter. Blue Jays sophomore Finn Banks tallied two of those scores to put the visitors ahead.

- Midway through the third MIT answered with a 4-0 scoring streak on goals by Christian Schillinger (Orinda, Calif.), Pat Stefanou (Old Greenwich, Conn.), Myles Stapleberg (Monarch Beach, Calif.) and Huibregtse to regain the lead 9-7 with 2:29 remaining in the third before Hopkins freshman and Rookie of the Tournament Nico Ivanov tied the game with two goals over the final minute of the quarter. 

- Trailing 10-9 after Knezevic gave the Engineers the lead back before the end of the third, Johns Hopkins used a goal by the Tournament's MVP Giorgio Cico and Masi to regain the advantage with 1:13 to play.

- Then with 13 ticks left on the clock in regulation, MIT freshman Evan Kim (Irvine, Calif.) was awarded a five-meter penalty shot as he attempted to send the game to overtime. However, Hopkins senior keeper John Wilson stepped up and saved the shot to give the Blue Jays their 17th CWPA Division III Championship in program history.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM: 

FIRST TEAM: 

Clyde Huibregtse - MIT
Giorgio Cico - JHU
Nico Ivanov - JHU
Evan Kim - MIT
Luka Knezevic - MIT
Dylan Pinckert - Conn
John Wilson - JHU

SECOND TEAM: 

Christian Schillinger - MIT
Tyler Francis - WJ
Ryan Masi - JHU
Grant Garcia - PSB
Kyle Frerichs - PSB
Arturo Freitas - Conn
Hayden Niederreiter - MIT 

MAJOR AWARDS:

Most Outstanding Coach: Ted Bresnahan - JHU
Most Valuable Player: Giorgio Cico - JHU
Rookie of the Tournament:  Nico Ivanov - JHU

UP NEXT:

- MIT will return to the pool later this afternoon with a game against Division III No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer at 5:30 p.m.

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