18th-Ranked Men's Water Polo Splits on First Day of Navy Open
Colonials Fall to 12th-Ranked St. Francis (NY), Topple Concordia (CA)
Sept. 6, 2008
ANNAPOLIS, MD - The 18th-ranked George Washington men's water polo team split its first two contests of the season-opening Navy Open Saturday, falling to 12th-ranked St. Francis (NY), 11-6, before rebounding for a 12-7 victory over Concordia (CA).
Nationally ranked GW (1-1) came to within one goal of St. Francis (NY) at 6-5 in the second half, but the Colonials squandered their next five possessions as Terriers rattled off five unanswered goals to pull away. Redshirt senior Nick Eddy scored five goals and senior David Zenk rounded out the scoring, while freshman goalkeeper Alex Sotolongo made seven saves in his first collegiate contest.
In Saturday's late game, GW maintained a lead throughout the match en route to a 12-7 victory over Concordia (CA), one of the top NAIA programs in the nation. The Colonials kept a two-goal cushion in the first half, extended their lead to three after the third quarter and shut out the Eagles in the fourth quarter for the five goal win. Zenk led the attack with five goals and added two assists, three steals and two field blocks. Eddy followed with two goals
Seniors Sergei Shev and Connor Lynagh, juniors John-Claude Wright and Nick Archambault and rookie Cray Rogers also scored against Concordia (CA). Sotolongo was solid in his second start, stopping 14 shots.
No. 18 GW faces Mercyhurst (11:00 am) and MIT (2:30 pm) Sunday to round out its play at the Navy Open.
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