Men's Water Polo Caps Bucknell Invitational with Win
Colonials beat Mercyhurst Sunday
LEWISBURG, Pa. - Four goals from Jordan Blosser powered George Washington men’s water polo past Mercyhurst, 13-8, on Sunday morning to close the Bucknell Invitational at Kinney Natatorium.
The 17th-ranked Colonials (6-4) got three goals, five steals and two field blocks from Duke Becker and two goals and four assists from Atakan Destici against the Lakers (1-5). Andrew Mavis, Jack Kerwin and Andras Levai also scored in the victory.
GW went 2-1 for the weekend, plus an exhibition win over University of Toronto. The Colonials took their lone loss Saturday night against No. 11 Harvard. All four of their setbacks this season have come to nationally ranked opponents.
WEEKEND SPOTLIGHT: Head Coach Barry King challenged Destici to make his teammates better this season, and the sophomore from Turkey has answered the call so far.
Destici piled up 10 assists over three games this weekend, in addition to five goals and seven steals. In the weekend’s marquee matchup, the utility factored in on five of GW’s 11 goals against Harvard. For the season, he’s posted a team-high 24 assists through 10 games.
WEEKEND WRAP: Head Coach Barry King discusses the weekend at Bucknell.
UP NEXT: GW opens Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference play with three games over two days. Saturday starts with an afternoon road game at Navy before a home contest with defending conference champion Bucknell at Charles E. Smith Center Pool at 8 p.m. The Colonials welcome Fordham on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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GW 13, Mercyhurst 8
GW – 4-3-2-4--13
Mercyhurst – 1-3-2-2--8
GW Goals: Blosser 4, Becker 3, Destici 2, Mavis 2, Kerwin 1, Levai 1.
GW Assists: Destici 4, Levai 2, Deamer 1, Behun 1, Becker 1.
GW Steals: Becker 5, Levai 4, Destici 3, Deamer 3, Slaughter 3, Mavis 2, Blosser 1, Pyrch 1, Vlahotasios 1.
GW Field Blocks: Becker 2, Slaughter 1, Blosser 1.
GW Ejections Drawn: Mavis 2, Else 2, Becker 1, Sismanoglu 1.
GW Saves: Vlahotasios 5, Pyrch 2.
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