Boston University Men’s Water Polo hosted the first CWPA New England Division tournament this past weekend, September 26th and 27th. Middlebury College, Yale University, Dartmouth College, Boston College, and the University of Connecticut were all in attendance, and each team played 4 games against a selection of the competitors.
The Terriers first game of the weekend was against Middlebury College, which ended in a 14-8 victory for BU. The game was closely and tensely contested through 3 quarters, but a 7-0 shutout 4th quarter from the Terriers saw the team through to victory.
The second game of the weekend saw BU take on Dartmouth, who the Terriers defeated for the first time ever at last year’s New England Championships. A standout performance from junior goalie Thomas Willwerth wasn’t quite enough for BU this year, as Dartmouth took this game 10-5.
Sunday’s first game pitted BU vs. UConn, which the Terriers would go on to win 14-2. Many new players saw game action, with goals coming in from inexperienced players and seasoned veterans alike.
The last game of the weekend was the latest edition of the B-Line Rivalry with Boston College, but the Eagles proved too strong for BU this time, winning 15-2. The Terriers fought and kept things close in the 1st half, but Boston College took the game out of reach throughout the 2nd half.
The men of Boston University will continue to train and prepare for the next New England Division tournament, which will take place at Yale University on October 10th and 11th.