GW Men's Water Polo Splits on First Day of CWPA North/South Tournament
Colonials will Play Harvard for Fifth Place on Sunday Morning
Sept. 15, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The George Washington men's water polo team split two games on the first day of the CWPA North/South Tournament at Harvard University's Blodgett Pool. The Colonials fell to 19th-ranked Brown, 18-7, then defeated Iona, 15-6.
The Colonials (5-5) will play the host Crimson on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for fifth place.
Squaring off for the second straight weekend, GW and Brown were separated by just two goals, 5-3, after one quarter. However, the Bears took control in the second period, outscoring the Colonials, 6-1, to lead, 11-4 at halftime. Brown went up by 11, 16-5, with a 5-1 third-quarter run, and the teams each scored twice in the fourth period for the 18-7 final.
All seven of GW's goals came on extra-man opportunities.
GW and Iona were also facing off for the second time this season, as the Colonials defeated the Gaels, 11-10, in the second game of the season at the Navy Open. This time, the teams were tied, 3-3, after one quarter, but GW rattled off six goals in the second frame to take a 9-4 lead at halftime. The Colonials then outscored the Gaels, 5-1, in the second half for the 15-6 win.
Sophomore Ridvan Pehlivan, who played in just his second game of the season after recently representing his native Turkey at the European Under-19 Championships in France, matched his career high with six goals. Little tallied five points on three goals and two assists, while graduate student Milos Purkovic also added a hat trick.
Illes registered a season-high 18 saves, finishing just one shy of his own program single-game record. He now has 887 blocks in his career, just 64 shy of GW's all-time mark.
"It was a great team effort," said head coach Scott Reed. "The defense and offense both really stepped up. We played really well in every facet of the game."
No. 19 Brown 18, GW 7
GW - 3-1-1-2--7
BU - 5-6-5-2--18
GW Goals: Little 3, Tyner 2, Mojica 1, Wrobel 1
GW Saves: Illes 15, Dillon 3
GW 15, Iona 6
GW - 3-6-4-2--15
IC - 3-1-1-1--6
GW Goals: Pehlivan 6, Purkovic 3, Little 3, Streeter 1, Tyner 1, Petkovic 1
GW Saves: Illes 18
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