Water Polo Cruises to 14-7 Win at Connecticut College

Water Polo Cruises to 14-7 Win at Connecticut College

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 14, Connecticut College 7

- Records: MIT (2-3), Connecticut College (0-1)

- Location: New London, Conn. (Lott Natatorium)

- The Lead: The MIT water polo team outscored Connecticut College, 8-4, over the final 16 minutes of action to earn a 14-7 road win against the Camels in New London this afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- 1st Quarter – MIT sophomore Kevin Downey (Greenwich, Conn.) and freshman Miller Geschke (Los Altos, Calif.) scored back-to-back goals in the first to account for the Engineers offense over the opening eight minutes.

- 2nd Quarter – The Engineers outscored Connecticut College 4-1 in the second quarter to take 6-3 lead at the break. In the stanza, MIT got goals via Kyle Sandell (Mountain View, Calif.), Geschke, Pat Stefanou (Old Greenwich, Conn.) and Ward Weldon (Honolulu, Hawaii).

- 3rd Quarter – In the third, the Engineers blanked the Camels to extend their lead to 10-3. Geschke notched his third goal of the game, while Sandell and Stefanou registered their season and Christian Schillinger (Orinda, Calif.) tallied his first.

- 4th Quarter – Both teams scored four goals, however, MIT's seven goal lead stood to make the final score 14-7. In the fourth, Weldon blasted home a 5-meter penalty shot 1:11 into the frame.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- MIT keeper Hayden Niederreiter (Visalia, Calif.) made four saves over 32 minutes in the pool for the Engineers.

- The Cardinal and Gray outshot the Camels, 32-19, went 5-for-8 on the man advantage and 1-for-1 on 5-meter penalty shots.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to New London next weekend for the Connecticut College tournament. There, the Engineers will play Cal Lutheran, Gannon and Penn State-Behrend all on Saturday the 15th.

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