ERIE, Pa.--Connecticut College erased a 6-2 deficit to the Presidents of Washington and Jefferson and gutted out a 17-14 victory in the quarterfinal round of the Division III Championship hosted by Penn State-Behrend today.
The Camels erupted with six second period goals and put up another crooked number with six scores in the fourth to advance. Up next for the Camels will be a match up with the Fighting Scots of Monmouth tonight. The winner will clash with MIT in the Championship tomorrow afternoon.
Sophomore Chase Lesniak (pictured, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) erupted with three goals and three assists while Carlos Heros (Miami, Fla.) scored five times while drawing seven kick outs. Heros has exploded with 65 goals in his return to the pool this fall. Junior All-American Stephan Cress (Rockford, Ill.) had two goals and six assists. Senior Henry McMillan (Chapel Hill, N.C.) had four steals and two goals for the winning side. McMillan scored a clutch insurance goal with 1:32 remaining in regulation to provide the Camels (8-12) with a three goal advantage.
Sophomore Jake Smith (Baltimore, Md.) had five saves in a half of play in the goal mouth.
They Camels are now one win away from the first ever appearance in the Collegiate Water Polo Division 3 Championship.