No. 7 Harvard Defeats Water Polo, 19-15

No. 7 Harvard Defeats Water Polo, 19-15

THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 7 Harvard University 19, MIT 15

- Records: MIT (5-9, 1-5 NWPC); Harvard University (13-4, 5-1 NWPC)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Blodgett Pool)

- The Lead: An eight goal second quarter by Harvard University was the difference as MIT fell to the Crimson, 19-15, in a Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) match on Sunday afternoon in Cambridge.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- 1st Quarter - Both teams traded goals over the opening eight minutes as the score read 4-4. Over the opening stanza, MIT received two goals from Christian Schillinger (Orinda, Calif.) and one apiece via Miller Geschke (Los Altos, Calif.) and Clyde Huibregtse (New York, N.Y.).

- 2nd Quarter - With the score knotted at five, Harvard went on a 6-0 to make its lead 11-6. The Engineers were able to get a few back as Geschke and Kyle Sandell (Mountain View, Calif.) scored 33-seconds apart to make the score 12-8 Harvard at the break.

- 2nd Half - Both teams scored seven goals over the final 16 minutes of action as Harvard held on for the 19-15 win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Geschke led the way for MIT with five goals and four assists, while Huibregtse and Sandell both posted hat tricks. Evan Kim (Irvine, Calif.) also had an excellent day in the pool for MIT with two goals, five assists and one steal.

- MIT keeper Hayden Niederreiter (Visalia, Calif.) made nine saves on 28 shots in a complete game effort for the Engineers.

UP NEXT:

- MIT heads to Johns Hopkins University for the CWPA Division III Eastern Championship next weekend. The Engineers will open play on Saturday at 11:30 am with a match against Austin College.

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