Water Polo Rolls Behrend to Split Day 1 at Navy Open
Colonials Jump Out to 9-0 Lead in 17-7 Rout of Lions
Sept. 4, 2010
ANNAPOLIS, MD - The George Washington men's water polo team scored the first nine goals and cruised to a 17-7 victory over Penn State Behrend in its second game of the season-opening Navy Open at Scott Natatorium Saturday afternoon. The Colonials fell to Fordham, 11-5, in their opening contest of 2010.
GW (1-1) got four goals from sophomore John Paul Bezerra and three apiece from senior Peter Thomas and freshman Daniel Tyner to storm past PSU Behrend. Tyner added four assists and rookies Nate Little, Paul Deasey and Jason Veris each netted two goals in the win.
The Colonials led 6-0 after a quarter and 9-0 in the second period before the Lions got on the scoreboard. GW extended its 10-1 halftime cushion to 15-4 after 24 minutes and coasted the final stanza.
GW's defense allowed just two shots on goal in the first half, with sophomore Cameron Illes making one save in 16 minutes of action, and totaled 18 steals in the contest. Classmate Sean Joyce played the final 16 minutes and made one stop.
The attack was just as efficient, converting 17-of-34 attempts en route to the 10-goal victory.
The GW offense struggled in the morning loss to Fordham, shooting just 5-of-21 overall and 3-of-9 on the man-advantage to lose 11-5 to the Rams. A 3-0 run in the third quarter gave the Rams a 10-4 lead and the Colonials couldn't close the gap during the final eight minutes.
Tyner led with two goals, followed by one each from Bezerra, Little and Deasey. Freshman Luke Carrino dished out two assists, while Illes made five saves in the loss.
GW completes play at the Navy Open Sunday against Mercyhurst at 8:00 am and Queens-NY at 2:15 pm.
FORDHAM 11, GW 5
FU - 4 - 3 - 3 - 1 -- 11
GW - 2 - 2 - 0 - 1 -- 5
GW goals: Tyner 2, Bezerra, Deasey, Little
GW saves: Illes 5
GW 17, PENN STATE BEHREND 7
GW - 6 - 4 - 5 - 2 -- 17
PSUB - 0 - 1 - 3 - 3 -- 7
GW goals: Bezerra 4, Tyner 3, Thomas 3, Little 2, Veris 2, Deasey 2, Carrino
GW saves: Illes 1, Joyce 1
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