Water polo loses 7-4 to Princeton

By Chris McCree


The men’s water polo team struggled this past weekend on the road, losing 7-4 to Princeton. With the loss, the Bison extended their losing streak to six straight and fell to 0-4 in the CPWA Southern Division. The Tigers came away with a similar three-goal victory earlier in the year at the ECAC Championship in Boston.

The Bison offense scored a season-low four goals against the Tigers and did not have one player with a multi-goal game. Beau Caillouette ’12, Richie Hayden ’11, Howie Kalter ’11 and Paul Reamey ’11 all scored for the Orange and Blue.

“I would say that we came out a little flat against Princeton. Our team is still trying to establish chemistry, and as individuals we have not yet found our roles to best serve the team,” Sean Coghlan ’11 said.

Recently, the Bison have struggled on defense, letting up double-digit goals in each of their last three contests. This time, the Bison stifled the Princeton offense, allowing only 10 shots on goal. The Bison sprinters had a good day, winning all four sprints. Brian Barron ’13 won three sprints and Spencer Richley ’12 won one.

After the loss, the Bison have an overall record of 7-8. The team has a great opportunity to salvage its season this weekend as it will host league rivals Johns Hopkins, Navy, George Washington and Princeton. The Orange and Blue have lost to every one of these teams this season, but they are optimistic about their chances this weekend.

So far this season the Bison are 3-7 the road but 4-1 at home. The Bison, who have played nine straight away matches, hope to benefit from home-pool advantage in their pivotal games this weekend.

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