GW Men's Water Polo Falls at #11 Brown, 20-12
Deamer, Else Notch Hat Tricks on Final Day of Bruno Classic
Sept. 6, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The George Washington men's water polo team outscored No. 11 Brown, 10-8, in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome a 12-2 halftime deficit in a 20-12 loss to the host Bears on Sunday morning at the Bruno Classic.
Sophomore Pierce Deamer put GW (1-3) on the board first just 50 seconds into action, but the Bears rattled off nine straight goals over a span of 10:35 before freshman Brett Else ended the Colonials' drought with 3:07 left in the second quarter. Brown then tallied three more goals to end the period for a 12-2 advantage at the break.
The Colonials scored the first four goals of the third quarter to pull within 12-6 with 3:16 remaining in the period, but Brown closed the stanza on a 4-2 run for a 16-8 lead. Each team then scored four goals in the fourth quarter for the 20-12 final margin.
Deamer paced the Colonials with four goals and added two steals, while Else notched his first career hat trick to go with two steals and six ejections drawn. Freshman Jack Kerwin scored twice for the first goals of his career, and he added an assist and a pair of steals. Rookie Zach Slaughter also tallied his fist collegiate goal, and senior Jonah Dowd recorded two assists and five steals. Senior goalkeeper Connor Dillon made eight saves in the cage.
The Colonials return to action next weekend with four games at the Bison Invitational hosted by Bucknell, Sept. 12-13 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
#11 Brown 20, GW 12
GW -- 1-1-6-4--12
BU -- 7-5-4-4--20
GW Goals: Deamer 4, Else 3, Kerwin 2, Slaughter 1, McLean 1, Becker 1
GW Assists: Dowd 2, Dillon 1, Becker 1, Braun 1, Kerwin 1
GW Steals: Dowd 5, Braun 3, Gut 2, Kerwin 2, Deamer 2, Else 2, Dillon 2, McLean 1, Becker 1
GW Field Blocks: Swart 1, Braun 1
GW Ejections Drawn: Else 6, Gut 2, McLean 1, Dowd 1
GW Saves: Dillon 8
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