Men's Water Polo Downs Salem International
Colonials start Bucknell Invitational with a win
LEWISBURG, Pa. - George Washington men's water polo knocked off Salem International, 18-10, on Friday night at Kinney Natatorium to begin the Bucknell Invitational.
Andras Levai posted four goals to pace the 17th-ranked Colonials (5-3) with Jordan Blosser and Brett Else chipping in three apiece. Atakan Destici was strong on both ends with two goals, two assists and two steals.
A six-goal opening period sent GW on its way to a comfortable win. The Colonials led, 9-4, at the half and continued to build the advantage. It was their second victory of the young season over the Tigers (2-4).
GW will play three more games at the event over the next two days. Saturday's schedule begins with a 1 p.m. exhibition against the University of Toronto before an 8:30 p.m. meeting with No. 10 Harvard. The Colonials wrap up the weekend Sunday morning against Mercyhurst.
GW 18, Salem International 10
GW -- 6-3-5-4--18
Salem International -- 2-2-4-2--10
GW Goals: Levai 4, Blosser 3, Else 3, Destici 2, Mavis 2, Kerwin 1, Becker 1, Rosenberg 1, Slaughter 1.
GW Assists: Destici 2, Mavis 2, Slaughter 2, Sismanoglu 2, Levai 1, Rosenberg 1, Deamer 1, Blosser 1.
GW Steals: Destici 2, Sismanoglu 2, Mavis 1, Becker 1, Slaughter 1, Levai 1, Rosenberg 1. Kerwin 1, Becker 1, Sismanoglu 1, Blosser 1.
GW Ejections Drawn: Mavis 2, Kerwin 2, Deamer 2, Becker 1, Slaughter 1, Sismanoglu 1, Blosser 1.
GW Saves: Pyrch 10, Vlahotasios 2.
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