September 11, 2011
Iona College Gaels Split a Pair of Games at the Princeton Invitational
PRINCETON, N.J. --
The Iona College men's water polo team split a pair of contests
Saturday at the Princeton Invitational hosted by the Tigers.
In game one, Johns Hopkins University used a strong first half to
top the Gaels 13-6. In game two, the Gaels outscored the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 3-2 in overtime to top
the Engineers 11-10.
In game one, the Gaels were
unable to stop the Blue Jays defense, falling to Hopkins for the
second time this season.
Freshman Jake Lloyd had three points on
two goals and one assist. Classmate Tyler Mancuso also had two goals
for the Gaels while junior Kristian
Bocage also found the net twice. In net,
sophomore Stefen Hill
had 11 saves and two steals.
Freshman Ian Thompson drew two ejections
for the Gaels while senior Cameron
Hudson and sophomore Bryan Driscoll drew one
In the finale of the day, an 8-8
tie after four quarters provided the Gaels with their first
overtime contest of the season. Down 9-8, the Gaels tied the
contest on a goal by Mancuso with one second left in the session.
In the second overtime, with the game tied at 10, Lloyd found
the net with 37 seconds left for the game winner to reach the 11-10
Lloyd finished the game with
three goals and two steals. Hudson also had three goals while
adding one assist and two steals.
Senior Matt Joslyn had five points on
one goal and four assists. He also contributed four steals.
Bocage had one goal, one assist, two steals and drew one
ejection. Sophomore Lee
Stiles had one goal, one assist, one steal and drew
Mancuso had one goal while
Driscoll had one assist for the Maroon & Gold. Hill had
14 saves and one steal in net.
We played poorly defensively in
the first half of game one, especially in transition," said head
coach Brian Kelly.
"We made adjustments in the second half that helped us on
that end. Our offense picked it up as well and that translated into
the second game."
Release courtesy Iona