Brown Scores Early and Often En Route to Handling MIT, 11-5

Brown Scores Early and Often En Route to Handling MIT, 11-5

Sept. 29, 2006

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Brown's water polo team came out strong in Thursday night's Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Division contest against MIT, staking itself to a 5-2 lead at the end of one quarter. It was an advantage that the Bears (7-5; 2-0) would never relinquish, holding off the Engineers (5-10; 0-1) for an eventual 11-5 victory. The loss opened MIT's CWPA Northern Division schedule for the 2006 campaign.

The young Tech squad struggled to break down Brown's stingy zone defense, often being forced to take shots from long distance which Bears goalkeeper Kent Holland dealt with effectively.

"We could not break their defense and that hurt us," said MIT head coach Felix Mercado. "I definitely feel that we got out-coached today," he added.

Freshman Devin Lewis was once again impressive despite the loss, notching three goals to take his tally up to 22 on the season, good for second on the team behind only sophomore Mike Smith Bronstein's 25. Tech's other goals were scored by senior Phil Cassel and freshman Rob Kalwarowsky.

The Cardinal and Gray received solid goaltending from both freshman Nick Souza (eight saves) and junior Rob Truax (four saves).

The Engineers return to action almost immediately, playing a trio of games at home this upcoming weekend. Tech takes on Queens College at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, before matching up with both St. Francis College of New York (11:00 a.m.) and Connecticut College (2:00 p.m.) on Sunday, Oct. 1.