OCTOBER 21, 2018:
BU Men’s Water Polo finished their season on a high note, earning a 2nd place in New England.
The weekend began with the 3rd-seeded Terriers defeating the 6th-seeded Yale University 14-6. Even though BU won, they needed to step up their performance to beat 2nd-seeded Dartmouth College in their next game…
Luckily, BU responded to this wakeup call and came into the Dartmouth match hot. BU saw a quick lead during the first half, bringing tight defense to the table. In addition, strong communication, counter-attacks, and most importantly, teamwork led BU to a historic win over Dartmouth, winning 9-3. This victory marked a big transformation for the team as BU had lost to Dartmouth 12-8 earlier in the season. The seniors were the reason BU had won this match. Key players were Austin Vargas, Paul Salamy, and Nick Micovic.
The championship game was another edition of the B-Line rivalry, with BU facing the undefeated Eagles of Boston College. Boston College grabbed the lead in the third quarter after a questionable penalty shot. BU gave Boston College a run for their money, but BC’s depth proved to strong for BU once again. Boston College won 10-7, marking an end to BU’s season. Nevertheless, BU kept their heads held high and will continue to train in the off-season. Will next year be the year the Terriers go to Nationals?