The Knights travelled to Cambridge, MA this past weekend to participate in the Collegiate Water Polo Association's Northern Division Championship. The Knights, who were seeded 6th entering the tournament, were matched up against MIT (#3) in the first round on Saturday, November 6. The last time these teams met, Queens lost by just one point, with a final score of 15-14. This game, though low-scoring, was just as suspenseful, as Queens remained close to the home team throughout. A late penalty on behalf of QC however, set MIT up for the game-winning goal. The final score was 6-5 in favor of Massachusetts.
Later that afternoon, Queens was matched up against 7th-seeded Iona College (after the team's earlier loss to #2, Brown). Once again, Queens remained close throughout the contest, matching Iona's goals. The hard-fought game ended in disappointment for the Knights however, as they were outscored by just one point for the second time that day.
Tournament play continued on Sunday, with Queens opening against Connecticut College. Connecticut (seeded 8th heading into the tournament), battled hard--scoring 10 goals in the game--but could not keep up with the Knights. Queens outscored their opponent almost 2-1, ending the game with a score of 17-10.
The Knights, who hoped for a chance at earning a spot in the CWPA's Eastern Tournament, completed the tournament in 7th place. Representing the North in the tournament will be St. Francis (1), Brown University (2), Fordham University (3), and QC rival, MIT (4).