Men's Water Polo Falls to Harvard

Atakan Destici had a goal and four assists against Harvard.
Sept. 16, 2017

LEWISBURG, Pa. - George Washington men's water polo fell, 16-11, to No. 11 Harvard on Saturday night at Kinney Natatorium as part of the Bucknell Invitational.

The 17th-ranked Colonials (5-4) fought to bail out of an early 5-0 hole. They rallied to within 9-6 on Andras Levai's goal with 7:17 left in the third quarter, but the Crimson (7-2) hit back with the next three scores to restore the cushion.

Andrew Mavis scored four goals to lead GW's offense. Atakan Destici added a goal and four assists. In net, freshman Vaios Vlahotasios recorded a career-high 12 saves.

It was the second straight weekend the Colonials lost to Harvard as part of a neutral-site tournament. The Crimson won, 14-8, at the Princeton Invitational last Saturday. The teams also play again next month at Harvard.

Earlier in the day, GW downed the University of Toronto, 11-7, in an exhibition.

The Colonials wrap up the event on Sunday morning against Mercyhurst at 9:15 a.m.

Harvard 16, GW 11
GW -- 2-2-4-3--11
Harvard-- 5-4-4-3--16

GW Goals: Mavis 4, Levai 2, Destici 1, Blosser 1, Sismanoglu 1, Deamer 1.
GW Assists: Destici 4, Becker 2.
GW Steals: Destici 2, Becker 2, Behun 2, Blosser 1, Slaughter 1, Deamer 1.
GW Field Blocks: Destici 1.
GW Ejections Drawn: Destici 3, Mavis 2, Deamer 2, Else 1, Becker 1, Blosser 1.
GW Saves: Vlahotasios 12, Pyrch 4.



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