The BU Men’s Water Polo team lost a hard fought contest to Boston College 9-7 on Sunday, September 14. The team will look to improve upon this result as the New England Division season looms ahead.
Junior Josh McDonough opened the scoring for the game early in the first quarter with a precise lob that caught the opposing goalie out of position. Strong team defense, led by steals and interceptions from McDonough and Freshman Blake Hallisey carried BU to the end of the first quarter with a 2-1 lead.
The Eagles of Boston College held the Terriers scoreless in the second quarter, with the halftime score reading 3-2 to the visitors from BC.
The third quarter saw momentary lapses in BU’s defense lead to four goals from Boston College after the break, with the Terriers scoring two during the quarter as well.
With the fourth quarter beginning at 7-4 to the Eagles, seniors Drew Mutafyan and Avery Watterworth set out to reverse the Terriers’ fortunes by scoring three important goals; however, Boston College added two during the last period to bring the final score to 9-7.
Also contributing to the scoring for Boston University were graduate student Curtis Hon and senior George Skoufalos.