October 5, 2013

Men’s Water Polo Dropped by MIT, St. Francis Brooklyn in Division Play

GAME 1

MIT      2  4  5  4  -  15

Brown  2  4  4  3  -  13

 

Goals: Fox 7, Klein 3, McNamara 2, Smith 1

Saves: Shockley 8

 

GAME 2

SFC      3  2  1  4  -  10

Brown  4  1  4  0  -  9

 

Goals: Fox 4, McNamara 2, Smith 1, Klein 1

Saves: Shockley 7

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Despite 11 goals over two games from junior Henry Fox (Mercer Island, Wash.), the Brown men's water polo team fell to MIT, 15-13, and No. 16 St. Francis Brooklyn, 10-9, in a pair of CWPA Northern Division contests at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on Saturday. The Bears now stand at 10-8 overall and 5-4 in division action.

 

Brown battled the Engineers to a 6-6 tie through one half and trailed 11-10 after three quarters, but MIT earned its first win in the season series with a four-goal fourth quarter to edge the hosts, 15-13. Fox led the way for the Bears with seven goals, while sophomore Will Klein (Pasadena, Calif.) and senior James McNamara (Encino, Calif.) had three and two goals, respectively. Senior goalie Walker Shockley (Diamond Bar, Calif.) made eight saves in the setback.

 

The nightcap spelled the third meeting between Brown and the Terriers of St. Francis Brooklyn as well, and for the third time the nationally-ranked New Yorkers got the best of the Bears. Brown led 4-3 after one frame and a 5-5 deadlock at halftime shifted in favor of the hosts after the Bears lit up the visitors for four goals in the third. However, the Terriers stepped things up both offensively and defensively for four goals to Brown's none in the final quarter to emerge victorious, 10-9. Fox paced his team again with four goals and McNamara added a pair. Shockley manned the net again and stopped seven shots.

 

Brown returns to action next Friday when the Bears host Harvard in a Norther Division showdown at 7 p.m.