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Water Polo Pulls Ahead To Beat Boston College in Second Half

By Benjamin Solish

TEAM MEMBER

The Water Polo team won their first home game against Boston College last Thursday 18-15.

The Engineers were lead by junior James C. Brady ’03, who had ten steals and four goals, senior captain Daniel F. Morris ’02 with five assists and three goals, and freshman David D. Lohrey ’05 with six goals.

MIT charged up at game’s start

The game opened with a two-goal MIT charge, which was helped by the large fan turn out and an inspiring speech from Coach Jeffrey Ma.

However, BC jumped off to an even better start. As soon as MIT showed a weakness in its defense, BC’s star players fired in five goals to end the quarter.

The second quarter offered a hailstorm of goals for both teams. Each team scored four goals to end the half with the score of MIT 6, BC 9.

Engineers take lead in second half

After the halftime break, MIT appeared to be a new team. The Engineer defense was vastly improved and the offense remained strong. The defensive stand was led by sophomore goalie Peter D. Van Buskirk ’04, who blocked more than twice the number of shots that he had in the previous two quarters. The offense scored seven goals to BC's two.

Going into the final quarter, MIT led BC by a score of 13-11. The Engineers were able to hold their lead through the final seven minutes to win 18-15.