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Women's Water Polo Sweeps Tournament

By Jeffery J. Colton

The rainy weather this weekend didn’t stop the women’s water polo team from defeating all three of its conference opponents. After a short three weeks of practice, the women hosted their first tournament weekend against Boston University, Wellesley, and Boston College

The season started off well Saturday morning as the team took a 4-1 lead against Boston University in the first quarter with the help of Andrea Harsanyi ’02 and Yihvan Vuong ’03. The team continued to play strong defense and held off their opponents to a 6-5 win for their first victory of the season.

In the afternoon, MIT had their second matchup against arch rival Wellesley College. Last years loss still stung in their minds, but the past was put away when the game started. Wellesley proved to be no match for MIT’s fast counter attack and strong defense. Team captain Harsanyi and freshman Jennifer Eppig both tossed in five goals as the Engineers dominated the game 15-6.

Sunday, MIT was up against Boston College in the final game of their tournament sweep. Right from the start, BC had no chance as freshman Yihvan Vuong lead the team to a crushing 17-7 victory.

New prospects Misty Benham ’01, Carla Maria Pellicano ’01, and Jennie Chochran ’03 played well in their first ever water polo games this weekend.