BALTIMORE, Md. - The Austin College men's water polo team made history, picking up the first victory in program history with a 16-15 win over Monmouth College on Sunday. Andrew Pope lifted the 'Roos to the win, scoring a goal with just eight seconds remaining.
Pope finished the game with five goals, and Robert Griffin added four tallies. Brett Skinner and Nico Masso each added a pair of goals in the victory. The 'Roos trailed 2-1 after the first quarter but erupted for six goals in the second quarter, including four from Pope, to take a 7-5 lead after two quarters. However, Monmouth out-scored Austin College 5-2 in the third, making it 10-9 in favor of the Scots heading into the fourth quarter.
Griffin scored twice early in the quarter, and after a goal by Skinner, two more goals from Griffin squared things up at 14 with 2:43 remaining in the game. Skinner scored again to give the 'Roos a 15-14 lead, but Monmouth found the net with just 36 seconds left to once again knot things up. However, Pope would get the game-winner with eight seconds remaining, lifting the 'Roos to the historic win.