GW Men's Water Polo Splits on Final Day of CWPA North/South Tournament
Colonials Host Three Games at Smith Center Pool Next Weekend
Sept. 18, 2011
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Sophomore Nate Little netted four goals in both George Washington men's water polo's 23-11 victory over Connecticut College and 11-8 loss to Brown at the Collegiate Water Polo Association's (CWPA) North/South Tournament at Navy Sunday.
GW (5-6) will play three of its four CWPA Southern Division home games for the 2011 season next weekend at Charles E. Smith Center Pool. The team faces league rivals No. 14 Princeton and Johns Hopkins Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively, and No. 16 Bucknell Sunday at noon.
A day after scoring 21 goals in a rout of Washington & Jefferson, GW rolled to a new season-high 23 goals against Connecticut College. Eleven different Colonials scored, paced by Little and freshman Nick Scherma's four goals, and hat tricks from sophomore Daniel Tyner and rookies Brian Mojica and Rafi Castillo.
The Colonials jumped on top 9-2 after a quarter and 17-5 at halftime en route to the 12-goal margin. Sophomore Paul Deasey added five assists along with two goals to finish with seven points, while Tyner chipped in a game-high five ejections drawn. Junior goalkeepers Cameron Illes (three saves) and Sean Joyce (four) shared time in net for the second straight game, combining for seven stops.
GW was looking to avenge last week's 8-6 loss to Brown at the Princeton Invitational, but once again the Colonials were cursed by a slow start against the Bears. Despite Little's four-goal effort, GW fell behind 4-1 after a quarter and wouldn't get any closer the rest of the way in the 11-8 loss.
Scherma, Tyner, Mojica and sophomore Adam Streeter also tallied goals, while Illes turned away 12 shots. Tyner forced an additional five ejections and pitched in an assist, followed by four assists, three steals and two ejections drawn by Mojica.
GW 23, Connecticut College 11
GW - 9 - 8 - 1 - 5 -- 23
CC - 2 - 3 - 4 - 2 -- 11
GW goals: Little 4, Scherma 4, Tyner 3, Mojica 3, Castillo 2, Deasey 2, Streeter, Bezerra, Leung, Krigel, Williams
GW assists: Deasey 5, Mojica 2, Tyner 2
GW ejections drawn: Tyner 5, Mojica 2
GW saves: Illes 3, Joyce 4
GW: 8-10 man-up opportunities
Brown 11, GW 8
BU - 4 - 3 - 1 - 3 -- 11
GW - 1 - 2 - 1 - 4 -- 8
GW goals: Little 4, Scherma, Streeter, Tyner, Mojica
GW assists: Mojica 4, Tyner
GW ejections drawn: Tyner 5, Mojica 2
GW steals: Mojica 3
GW saves: Illes 12
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