Men's Water Polo Tops Queens (NY), 10-6, to Split at Navy Open
Rookie Illes Shines With 11 Saves in Sunday Victory
Sept. 6, 2009
ANNAPOLIS, MD - Freshman goalkeeper Cameron Illes made 11 saves, including a penalty block, to help the George Washington men's water polo team post a 10-6 victory over Queens (NY) and split its two games on the final day of the Navy Open Sunday.
GW (2-2) opened the final day with a 17-2 loss to No. 2 Stanford, last year's NCAA runner-up. The Cardinal stormed out to a 14-0 lead at halftime as sophomore starting goalkeeper Alex Sotolongo missed the game due to injury. Sophomore Cray Rogers and freshman John Paul Bezerra scored second-half goals, while Illes (six) and rookie goalkeeper Cameron Joyce (two) totaled eight saves.
The Colonials jumped out to a 4-1 first-quarter lead and maintained its advantage the rest of the way to hold off the Knights in Sunday's finale.
Senior Marshall Freedman led the offense with a career-high four points on three goals and an assist, followed by two goals each from seniors Nick Archambault and John-Claude Wright and sophomore Cray Rogers. Freshman German Olano netted his first collegiate goal to round out the scoring.
GW returns to Annapolis next Friday to face 10th-ranked UC-San Diego before going to Princeton, NJ, for the Princeton Invitational Saturday and Sunday.
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