SALEM, W.V. – The Connecticut College men's water polo team earned its first win of the season by defeating Monmouth, 15-11, on Saturday evening at the Salem International University Pool. The Camels also dropped a Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference game to Washington & Jefferson by a 16-9 score earlier in the day.
Washington & Jefferson 16, Connecticut College 9
During the morning hours, Connecticut College fell in its MAWPC opener to archrival Washington & Jefferson. The teams played a tight first quarter with three ties and two lead changes, but the Presidents took over by registering four straight goals and keeping the Camels off the scoreboard for more than 10 minutes of action. Washington & Jefferson ended the game on a 6-1 run to earn the victory.
Connecticut College 15, Monmouth 11
Connecticut College set a season high for goals scored to defeat the Fighting Scots and record their first win of the season. The Camels scored the opening three goals of the game and led from wire-to-wire. After Monmouth slashed the deficit down to a single goal at 7-6, Connecticut College responded by getting a goal from freshman John Krill (Stamford, Conn.) and embarking on a 5-3 run. The Camels led 11-8 after three quarters of play and outscored their opponent by a 4-3 margin in the final eight minutes to come away with the win.
Junior Sean King (La Canada, Calif.) notched a hat trick in the opener against Washington & Jefferson and classmate Tim Beloborodov (Moscow, Russia) added four tallies in the victory over Monmouth. Juniors Rahul Gill (Bethesda, Md.) and Arturo Freitas (Weston, Fla.) as well as Krill all contributed hat trick against the Fighting Scots, while sophomore Tanner Michaelis (Ramona, Calif.) and freshman Danny Meisel (Santa Cruz, Calif.) combined for 14 saves between the posts.
Connecticut College (1-7, MAWPC 1-1) concludes weekend play when it faces McKendree on the campus of Salem International University tomorrow morning at 10:20 a.m.