Iona College Handles Harvard University 13-4, Falls to MIT 12-11 in Northern Division Openers

Kristian Bocage
Kristian Bocage

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Iona College downed Harvard University (13-4 W) and fell to MIT (12-11 L) at home in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division openers for the Gaels.

Against Harvard, the Gaels were led on the offensive end by senior  Cameron Hudson, who found the net four times in the contest.  Freshman  Jake Lloyd, the back-to-back Northern Division Rookie of the Week, began his campaign for a third straight with a three goal effort.
Sophomore  Lee Stiles found the net twice for Iona, with seniors  Ryan Scott,  Matt Joslyn, junior Kristian Bocage and sophomore  Matthew Stelnicki filling out the scoring column for the Gaels with one goal apiece.  Sophomore  Stefen Hill was magnificent in net, stopping eight shots for Iona.
The leading scorer for Harvard was senior Kevin DiSilvestro, who scored twice.  Junior Max Eliot and freshman Max Murphy each scored one goal for the Crimson.
In their second home contest of the day, the Gaels fell to MIT in a closely contested matchup. Down 11-8 in the fourth, Iona stormed back with three consecutive goals to tie the contest before an Engineers tally with less than a minute remaining gave the away team the one goal victory.
The Gaels' leading scorers were Hudson and Lloyd, who each had three goals in the contest. Hudson netted two fourth quarter goals in the Gaels' comeback.  Stiles matched his game one output with two goals, while Stelnicki, Bocage and freshman  Tyler Mancuso had one goal apiece.  Hill made ten stops, marking his seventh double digit save effort of the season.
For MIT, sophomore Craig Cheney led the Engineers with four goals.  Senior Matt Chapa and freshmen Dylan Hallman and Jack Clark each had two goals in the contest.  Senior Nikola Otasevic and sophomore Andrew Dorne had one goal each for MIT.
Release courtesy Iona Athletic Communications

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