September 22, 2018
What a weekend! After a scenic drive to Hanover, the boys were ready to put their rigorous training to use in the notorious Dartmouth University pool. Boston University saw their first victory against Tufts University, beating them 20-9. Senior Austin Vargas and Sophomores Kurt Castro and Grayson Wiggins made notable goals.
Unfortunately, the team also faced their first loss of the season against Dartmouth College, losing 12-8. Two starters were injured during the game… Following this tough match, BUMPOLO had a feast at Big Patty’s BBQ, where Junior Nick Rosenberger demolished a four-pound burger!
The second day of the Dartmouth tournament started with the Terriers defeating Yale University 9-4. Dealing with a smaller lineup from Saturday’s injuries, the team experimented with different lines and positions. BU played their final match of the weekend against their cross-town rival, Boston College. Although BU kept up with BC’s speedy team during the first half, BC managed to pull away in the second half, winning 14-7. This match was a huge learning opportunity for both the first and second lines. BUMPOLO’s record from this first weekend is 2-2, leaving a lot of room to improve!