The Men’s Water Polo came out undefeated from their first New England Division tournament of the season, posting wins over Middlebury College, Yale University, Wesleyan University, and the University of Connecticut.
Medical student Curtis Hon led the Terriers in scoring through the first game, posting 3 goals in an 11-6 win over Middlebury. Freshman Blake Hallisey contributed 4 steals on defense to keep BU on top.
Hallisey continued his breakout weekend in BU’s 17-12 win over Yale, scoring 5 goals and posting a whopping 7 steals. Junior Joshua McDonough continued his usual productivity on both offense and defense, by chipping in 4 goals and 2 steals to ensure the Terriers’ victory.
Curtis Hon continued his excellent form in the 9-4 win over Wesleyan, notching 4 goals and dishing out 1 assist. Senior Sean Hughes had his share of the distribution with 2 assists, while also demonstrating his trademark defensive prowess.
BU’s last game of the tournament saw the Terriers notch a 12-2 victory over league newcomers UConn. Sophomore goalie Thomas Willwerth had a rock solid game with 8 saves and 3 steals to keep BU’s foundation strong. The Terriers thus had the opportunity to explore their squad depth, with junior Stephen Yale posting 2 goals, and sophomore Cameron Curtiss registering a hat trick.
All in all, it was a very promising start to the season for BU, with tougher tests yet to come during the season, namely against New England heavyweights Boston College and Dartmouth College.