Water Polo Drops Pair, Will Face MIT in ECAC 7th-Place Game

Sept. 18, 2010

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The No. 9 seed George Washington men's water polo team dropped a pair of contests at the ECAC Championship Saturday and will now take on No. 7 seed MIT in the event's 7th-place game Sunday at 11:40 am at Harvard's Blodgett Pool.

GW (4-7) fell to a pair of foes from the CWPA Southern Division in top-seeded and CWPA Varsity No. 20 Bucknell, 21-3, and No. 4 seed Johns Hopkins, 7-4, Saturday.

The Colonials now face the MIT Engineers in the ECAC Championship's 7th-place game for the second straight year. In 2009, GW dropped a 6-5 decision to finish in 8th place despite rookie goalkeeper Cameron Illes' school-record-tying 19 saves.

In Saturday's first game, GW trailed by just two goals, 3-1, after a quarter, but nationally ranked Bucknell netted 13 of the game's next 14 goals to grab a 16-2 lead through three periods.

Sophomore Guy Helman and freshmen Daniel Tyner and Paul Deasey scored the goals for the Colonials, while Illes (seven) and sophomore Sean Joyce (three) combined for 10 saves.

A scoreless second quarter proved to be the difference for GW in its second game against Hopkins. The Blue Jays used a 2-0 edge in the period to take a 4-2 advantage at the half, extended the lead to 6-3 after three quarters and held on for the 7-4 win over the Colonials. Tyner and sophomore John Paul Bezerra each scored a pair of man-up goals and Illes stopped 12 shots. Rookie Jason Veris won five ejections.

#20 BUCKNELL 21, GW 3
BU - 3 - 7 - 6 - 5 -- 21
GW - 1 - 1 - 0 - 1 -- 3

 

 

GW goals: Tyner, Deasey, Helman
GW saves: Illes 7, Joyce 3

JOHNS HOPKINS 7, GW 4
JHU - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 -- 7
GW - 2 - 0 - 1 - 1 -- 4

GW goals: Tyner 2, Bezerra 2
GW saves: Illes 12

@GW_WaterPolo

CALENDAR