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Water Polo Team Loses to BC, 14-5

By Gara Mendez

The water polo team met Boston College at the Alumni Pool last Wednesday. The game ended 145, in favor of BC.

Although the Engineers were decimated by illness, they played valiantly. During the first half Sean Carpenter '96 scored MIT's first goal, but BC's quick counters tired the MIT defense and goalie Even Weis '96. As a result, BC scored 10 goals going into the third quarter.

The second half of the game proved to be more successful for the Engineers. Sanford Fitch '96 replaced Weis and brought new energy to the team by making five saves shot from within 4 meters. Carpenter played excellent defense and made critical steals. David Brandenburger '95 was good in 2-meter defense, not letting the ball near the goal.

Fitch surprised the crowd when he left the goalie cage and swam to the middle of the pool, making BC lose the ball. Not missing the opportunity, Brandenburger scored after making an ejection.

Ben Soule '96, Robert McIntyre '98, and Steve Paik '97 each had one goal. Paik also played great defense, stealing the ball 2 meters from goal.