Water Polo Sunk by MIT in ECAC 7th-Place Game

Sept. 19, 2010

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The No. 9 seed George Washington men's water polo team lost to No. 7 seed MIT, 14-6, Sunday to finish in eighth place at the ECAC Championship, held at Harvard's Blodgett Pool.

GW (4-8) begins CWPA Southern Division play next weekend with its first games at Smith Center Pool of the season. The Colonials host Bucknell Saturday at 8:00 pm, then welcome Princeton Sunday at 12:00 pm.

It marks the second straight year GW was beaten by MIT in the ECAC Championship's seventh-place game.

The Engineers seized control of the seventh-place contest with a 5-2 first quarter, then blanked the Colonials in the second period to grab a 6-2 lead at the half. GW got three goals in the third quarter, but surrendered five as MIT led 11-5 after 24 minutes of play en route to the 14-6 win.

Freshman Daniel Tyner recorded a hat trick, followed by one goal apiece from sophomore German Olano and rookies Paul Deasey and Jason Veris. Sophomore goalkeeper Cameron Illes played a quarter and a half and made six saves, while sophomore Sean Joyce played the final two and a half quarters and stopped seven shots.

MIT 14, GW 6
MIT - 5 - 1 - 5 - 3 -- 14
GW - 2 - 0 - 3 - 1 -- 6

GW goals: Tyner 3, Olano, Deasey, Veris
GW saves: Illes 6, Joyce 7



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