Sept. 19, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - One night after waging an emotional battle with rival Harvard, the MIT water polo team was back in the Zesiger Pool to take on Bucknell Friday night.. Despite keeping the game close for two periods, the Engineers eventually fell to the Bison, 12-6, losing for the second time in as many games to drop their record to 3-7 on the season.
Rob Kalwarowsky put the Engineers on the board early, scoring on a man advantage just 1:15 into the game. Bucknell would respond with a pair of first-period goals to take the lead before leading scorer Mike Smith-Bronstein tied the game late in the period. The Bison used three quick second-period goals to take a 5-2 lead. Junior Devin Lewis would provide Tech's only scoring in the period as a pair of goals allowed MIT to remain close, trailing 7-4 at the half.
In the third period Bucknell began to pull away, outscoring the Engineers 4-0 in eight minutes to take an 11-4 lead heading into the final frame. Late goals by Palmer Rosemond and Gavin Darcey would prove not to be enough as MIT fell, 12-6.
Four Bucknell players had two goals, including Sean Coghlan, Beau Caillouette, Gabriel Heiber, and Richie Hyden. Freshman goalkeeper Columbus Leonard had nine saves in net for the Engineers.
MIT returns to action Thursday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. when they host Brown University.