Water Polo Drops Pair, Will Face MIT in ECAC 7th-Place Game
Colonials Fall to #20 Bucknell and Johns Hopkins
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.
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
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