Water Polo Bounces Back With 2-1 Weekend

Water Polo Bounces Back With 2-1 Weekend

Sept. 19, 2005

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After suffering an 11-4 loss to Brown University last Wednesday night, the MIT water polo team bounced back with a 2-1 outing at the CWPA Northern Division Tournament over the weekend. In their first league action of the year, the Engineers defeated Queens College (20-8) and Iona College (10-9) on Saturday. MIT's only loss came on Sunday to fourteenth nationally ranked St. Francis College, 14-4.

While not perfect, MIT saw some improvement in their offense this weekend. Still, the Engineers have work to do.

"The Iona win was critical for our league standing," said head coach Felix Mercado. "I am very pleased with the overall play of this team, and we are in great position to finish with a top three seed at Northerns."

Leading the way for the Engineers again on offense were seniors John Rogers and Grady Snyder, who finished with seven goals and nine goals respectively. Freshman Mike Smith Bronstein continued to be impressive in his first year, adding five goals for MIT. Sophomore Morgan Laidlaw also had five goals for the Engineers. Sophomore goalkeeper Robert Truax had a solid weekend in net for MIT, making 15 saves in three games.

MIT heads into their league game Thursday night at Harvard University with a 5-5 record overall and a 2-1 mark in league play.