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Veterans Lift Women's Water Polo to 5-2

By Cheryl Ann Klepser
Team Member

Middletown, Conn.

Two weeks ago, the women's water polo team opened its season with a tournament at Wesleyan in Middletown, Conn. With a strong core of returning players, MIT won all their games, beating Princeton 15-0, Harvard 9-8, Brown 6-4, and Wesleyan 9-8.

Last weekend, the team traveled to Amherst, Mass. to participate in the Referees' Tournament, held at UMass-Amherst and Amherst College. MIT lost to Queens College, 10-9. MIT was much faster than Queens, but it was Queens' experience that won the game for them.

In the second game, MIT beat UMass 10-6. Gretchen Martin '92 started MIT's offense with a goal from the hole, her first score from the hole set position. Maroula Bratakos '93, playing her first tournament as goalie, allowed only three goals during the first half.

MIT lost to Harvard 14-6 in the last game. MIT lacked aggression and just never got into the match.

Yvonne Grierson G, Maureen Fahey G, and Janie Anderson G led MIT's offense over the weekend, scoring six, six, and four goals, respectively. Coaches Don Lasko G and Mike Vale G got a chance to play this weekend as members of the Metro Boston men's team, which also attended the tournament.

The MIT women are hosting a tournament on April 17 and 18.