Water Polo Edged By St. Francis, 12-9, on Sunday

Water Polo Edged By St. Francis, 12-9, on Sunday

THE BASICS:

Score: St. Francis NY 12, MIT 9

Records: MIT (5-6, 1-2 NWPC), St. Francis NY (3-9, 3-1 NWPC)

Location: Brooklyn, N.Y. (SFC Aquatic Center)

The Lead: In its final game of the road trip, the MIT water polo team was edged by St. Francis, 12-9, on Sunday morning.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Down, 2-1, back-to-back goals from Ward Weldon (Honolulu, Hawaii) gave MIT a 3-2 lead midway through the second. The Engineers upped their advantage to 5-3 with two seconds to play in the half after Miller Geschke (Los Altos, Calif.) and Clyde Huibregtse (New York, N.Y.) each registered one goal.

- St. Francis went on a 7-0 run to open the third and never looked back with the score at 10-5 in favor of the hosts. MIT tried to rally late in the match as Huibregtse, Evan Kim (Irvine, Calif.) and Kevin Downey (Greenwich, Conn.) all scored over the final 2:06, but it wasn't enough as the Terriers defeated the Engineers, 12-9.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: 

- The balanced effort for MIT featured two goals apiece via Weldon, Kim, Huibregtse and Geschke. Additionally, Kim, Downey and Geschke added two assists and a steal.

- In net, Hayden Niederreiter (Visalia, Calif.) made a career-high 20 saves and stole the ball once in net for the Engineers over 32 minutes. 

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns home for a pair of conference matches on Saturday, October 6. The Engineers will play Princeton at 12:00 pm and Brown at 5:00 pm inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center.

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