GW Men's Water Polo Sinks W&J, 21-11, at CWPA North/South Tournament
Colonials Erupt for Season-High 21 Goals in Rout of Presidents
Sept. 17, 2011
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The George Washington men's water polo team rolled past Washington & Jefferson, 21-11, on Saturday in its first game of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) North/South Tournament hosted by Navy this weekend. Freshman Nick Scherma netted five goals to pave the way for the Colonials' season-high scoring outburst.
Sophomores Nate Little and Daniel Tyner netted four goals apiece and six additional Colonials scored during the offensive explosion. Little added three assists and Scherma handed out two as both finished with a team-high seven points. Sophomore Paul Deasey chipped in a goal and five assists for six points, and rookie Brian Mojica contributed five steals and three assists.
The contest didn't start out as a rout for GW as the two teams were tied at 3-3 midway through the first quarter. However, the Colonials closed the period with four unanswered goals to lead 7-3 after eight minutes and never looked back.
The margin ballooned to 12-5 at halftime and 20-7 through three quarters en route to the 10-goal differential.
The victory snaps a four-game slide for GW (4-5), while W&J (2-4) has lost three straight.
GW, which is playing without freshman starter Ridvan Pehlivan due to a hip injury, will face Connecticut College and Brown in Lejeune Hall on the second day of the CWPA North/South event on Sunday. The Colonials take on the Camels at 10:20 a.m., and the Bears at 2:45 p.m. in Annapolis, Md.
GW 21, Washington & Jefferson 11
GW - 7 - 5 - 8 - 1 -- 21
WJ - 3 - 2 - 2 - 4 -- 11
GW goals: Scherma 5, Little 4, Tyner 4, Bezerra 2, Castillo 2, Streeter, Deasey, Leung, Krigel
GW assists: Deasey 5, Little 3, Mojica 3, Scherma 2
GW steals: Mojica 5, Little 2, Scherma
GW field blocks: Scherma
GW saves: Illes 4, Joyce 2
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