Collegiate Water Polo
Camels Post 2-2 Record at D 3 Eastern Championship
Mitchell-Burns Combine for 28 Goals on the weekend
WASHINGTON, Pa.--The Connecticut College men´s water polo team (3-14) competed in the Division III Eastern Championship at Washington & Jefferson College this weekend. The Camels posted a 2-2 record on the weekend to finish third in the four team tournament.
The Camels dropped their opening match to Johns Hopkins University 23-3. In the second match, the Presidents of Washington & Jefferson outlasted the Camels 16-11 in a match that went to overtime.
The Camels bounced back with a 14-9 victory against the Bears of Penn State-Behrend in their third match Saturday. Sunday, the Camels tamed the Bears for a second time in the third place game, 19-13.
In third place match, sophomore Brian Sager won all four sprints and scored a pair of goals to lead the Camels in the win. Sam Burns (Albuquerque, N.M.) tallied six goals while Sam Mitchell (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) and Nick Sizer (West Simsbury, Conn.) each finished with four scores for the winning side. Rookie net-minder Clayton Witter (New York, N.Y.) had 12 saves in the cage for the Camels.
Sam Mitchell exploded with 15 scores in the four matches and leads the club with 40 goals this season. Sam Burns chipped in with 13 scores and has netted 30 markers in a productive rookie season for Connecticut College. Sizer had a breakout weekend with six goals for the Camels. Clayton Witter had 50 saves in the four matches and is averaging 11.4 saves per start for the Camels.
Mitchell leads the club with 40 goals scored. Burns has netted 30 goals in his rookie season. Clayton Witter is averaging 11.4 saves per start.
October 26, 2009