CLUB WATER POLO PLACES 3RD IN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEY
The University of Delaware’s water polo team has been a building team for many years, but clearly established their new role as a top team in the Mid-Atlantic Division (divided into West and East) by taking the 3rd place spot in the 15 team championship tournament this past weekend. During the regular season, the UD water polo team went 6-2-0, earning a third place seed in the Eastern Division.
On Saturday afternoon, the team started strong by defeating the #2 seed of the Western Division, Bucknell, 12 to 4. Junior Josef Posch helped to rally the team by scoring 3 goals in the first quarter. Sunday morning, the team faced the undefeated #1 seed, Villanova, and despite a great effort, suffered a tough loss(4-7).
Still, the team spirits were high as they entered the 3rd place game against Drexel University. Drexel, who had already defeated Western Division’s top ranked team, Penn State, was sure to be a tough game. Throughout the first half, Delaware and Drexel went goal for goal, constantly keeping the game tied. However, Delaware polo has always been a second half team and proved it yet again. Delaware was a point down to Drexel at half, but the team came together at half time. Senior Josh Humberston put in 4 goals in the second half and junior Jemille Vialet scored a key man up goal in the fourth quarter to help win the game 9-8.
It was a great year for Delaware Water Polo! President Josh Humberston would like to thank the players and everyone else involved in the program for their support and hard work which led to this amazingly successful year!