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Women’s Water Polo Opens Season Undefeated

The women’s water polo club opened their season last weekend at Bates College, going 4-0 in a tournament that featured North Atlantic Division rivals. The Engineers defeated Wellesley College (10-8), Bates College (13-4), Boston University (10-4), and Bowdoin College (13-3).

Despite splitting her time in goal and in the field, rookie Caroline A. DeBoer ’11 led the team with nine goals over the course of the weekend. Captain Analiese M. DiConti ’10 had her debut in goal, allowing only three goals in her six quarters in the cage and tallying eight goals on offense.

Set defenders Kristen L. Cook G and Kellie S. Young ’11 proved to be tremendous, keeping the opponents’ hole sets almost scoreless throughout the weekend. Cook and Young also scored eight and six goals of their own, respectively.

Blair K. Brettmann G outswam the opponents throughout the weekend, taking advantage of many opportunities in front of the cage to score eight times. Lisa C. Tacoronte ’10 also scored six times, and Rachel E. Price ’10 scored her second goal as an Engineer.

Next, MIT faces Boston College on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Zesiger Center for rights to the top seed in the North Atlantic Division of the Collegiate Water Polo Association. The Engineers are three-time defending champions of the North Atlantic Division.