Two-Quarter Drought Sends Men's Water Polo to 15-4 Loss to No. 13 UC San Diego
Colonials Blanked by Nationally Ranked Tritons in Second, Third Quarters
Sept. 11, 2009
ANNAPOLIS, MD - The George Washington men's water polo team hung with 13th-ranked UC-San Diego during the first and fourth quarters, but the Tritons used an 11-goal run through the middle periods to deal the Colonials a 15-4 loss in Annapolis, MD, Friday afternoon.
GW falls to 2-3 overall on the season and now faces four games over the next two days at the Princeton Invitational. The Colonials battle a trio of CWPA non-conference foes Harvard and Fordham on Saturday and MIT on Sunday morning - before rounding out the event with 16th-ranked Santa Clara late Sunday.
The Colonials took an early 2-0 lead, but the Tritons evened the game at 2-2 by the close of the first quarter. UC San Diego (2-3) took control with 11 goals over the next 16 minutes to take a commanding 13-2 lead entering the fourth quarter. GW managed to play even, 2-2, in the final period for the 11-goal final margin.
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