Preis Nets Five Goals, Propels No. 8 MIT to 18-8 Win Over Queens

John V. Preis ’11 continued the phenomenal start to his freshman campaign on Saturday afternoon, scoring five goals in MIT’s 18-8 win over host Queens College in each team’s Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Division opener. Preis now has a team-best 26 goals.

The win was the fifth in a row for the Engineers (5-1, 1-0 CWPA), who are ranked No. 8 nationally among Division III teams in this week’s CWPA polls. Queens (1-8, 0-1 CWPA), on the other hand, has now dropped seven straight contests.

Michael R. Smith-Bronstein ’09 contributed an impressive four tallies of his own to help lead the Cardinal and Gray attack. Devin M. Lewis ’10 notched a hat trick, while Mark E. Artz ’10 and St. Julien P. Rosemond ’09 each found the net on a pair of occasions. Morgan S. Laidlaw ’08, the team’s lone senior, and Spencer D. Williams ’11 rounded out the scoring by each netting a single goal. As a result of the scoring on the day, the Engineers now boast five players with double-digit goal totals for the season.

Nicholas A. Souza ’10 stopped 10 shots in earning his fourth victory. He also contributed two steals.

The Engineers return to action in an away match against Harvard University on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m.