- Score: Iona College 10, MIT 9 (OT)
- Records: MIT (9-19); Iona (8-21)
- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Blodgett Pool)
- The Lead: Despite leading 5-1 at halftime, the MIT water polo team suffered at 10-9 overtime loss to Iona College in the fifth-place game at the Northeast Water Polo Conference Tournament held at Harvard University on Saturday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- However, Iona used a 3-0 run right out of halftime to cut the deficit back to one, 5-4, with 1:42 to play in the third quarter. MIT then received back-to-back scores by Myles Stapelberg (Monarch Beach, Calif.), which put the Engineers ahead 8-4 heading into the final eight minutes of the game.
- Iona outscored MIT 4-1, which included a hat trick from Zach Roper to tie the game at 9-9 and send the fifth-place game of the tournament into overtime.
- Iona's Matthew Rothman scored with 27-seconds to play in the first overtime session to give the Gaels a 10-9 lead and their defense held MIT without a goal over the second three-minute session to take the game by the 10-9 final score.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- MIT keeper Hayden Niederreiter (Visalia, Calif.) made 12 saves in net for the Engineers.
- The Cardinal and Gray, finish the 2017 season with a record of 9-19 and took sixth place in the second-ever NWPC conference tournament.