CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Connecticut College men's water polo team dropped both ends of a twinbill against nationally-ranked MIT on Saturday. The Engineers, who are currently ranked seventh nationally by the CWPA, defeated the Camels by scores of 19-11 and 20-5.
The teams traded goals at the beginning of the opener and the Camels found themselves ahead when senior Jake Pescatore (New Haven, Conn.) scored to make it 3-2 with 4:21 left in the opening quarter. MIT (3-3), however, responded by netting four unanswered and never looked back.
Despite the setback, Connecticut College (0-2) had a balanced attack with seven different players scoring at least one goal. Senior Dylan Pinckert (Long Beach, Calif.), junior Jake Smith (Baltimore, Md.) and Pescatore each scored twice, while senior Matthew Wagman (Atlanta, Ga.) made five saves in the net.
The Camels were competitive to start the second game as well as once again went ahead by a 3-2 score at the end of the first quarter when Stephan Cress (Rockford, Mich.) netted his second goal of the contest. MIT, however, once again came back with a vengeance by embarking on an 18-2 run the rest of the way.
Cress paced the Connecticut College offense by scoring twice, while Wagman made an additional six stops in goal.
The Camels return to action when they travel to face Iona on Saturday, Sept. 16 at noon.