Colonials Split Final Two Games at Navy Open
Sept. 5, 2005
ANNAPOLIS, MD - The GW men's water polo team (2-2) completed play at the Navy Open on Sunday, Sept. 4 with a 10-7 win over Iona and a 12-9 loss to No. 12 Saint Francis (NY) at the Naval Academy's Lejeune Pool.
Freshman David Zenk led the way for the Colonials in their victory versus the Gaels. He recorded a hat trick and also contributed three assists. Sophomore Nick Eddy also notched three goals in the win.
The Colonials jumped out to a 3-1 advantage in the first quarter and owned a 5-3 lead at the intermission. The Gaels out-scored GW, 3-1, in the third period to knot the match at 6-6 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Colonials registered four goals in the final period to earn the 10-7 triumph.
Sophomore Chris Whittam made seven saves in the cage to pick up the win.
Against nationally-ranked Saint Francis (NY), the Colonials stayed with the Terriers until the third quarter when Saint Francis out-scored GW, 3-1, to key its three-goal triumph. The match was tied at two goals apiece after the first period and the Terriers held a 5-4 edge at the half.
Zenk led the GW offense once again, tallying one goal and three assists in the game. The Colonials also got three goals from senior captain Anthony Guadagni and two goals each from Eddy and junior John Hornberger.
In GW's four matches at the tournament, Zenk registered 19 total points (nine goals, 10 assists). He also recorded 16 steals.
The Colonials will compete in the Princeton Invitational next weekend beginning with a match on Friday, Sept. 9 versus Queens.