Men's Water Polo Edged by No. 16 Princeton in Overtime

Sept. 23, 2007

PRINCETON, NJ - The George Washington men's water polo team held a one-goal lead late in the fourth quarter, but nationally ranked No. 16 Princeton rallied to tie the game and pulled away in overtime to deal the Colonials a 10-9 loss in CWPA Southern Division action on Sunday.

The loss marks GW's second consecutive one-goal loss to a nationally-ranked league opponent. The Colonials fell at No. 12 Bucknell, 7-6, on Sept. 16.

GW (5-4, 0-2 CWPA Southern Division) took an 8-7 lead in the back-and-forth affair with 3:26 remaining, but the Tigers knotted the score with roughly one minute to play. Princeton (7-2, 1-2) opened a two-goal edge in the first overtime, but GW rallied to pull within 10-9 with 51 seconds left in the second overtime. However, the Colonials failed to convert on an offensive possession with 20 seconds left.

Junior David Zenk led the attack with four goals, followed by two goals from junior Gustavo Canto. Senior John Jennings, redshirt junior Nick Eddy and sophomore John-Claude Wright added one goal apiece. Senior goalkeeper Chris Whittam was solid in net, making 12 stops.

GW returns to action next weekend at the ECAC Championship, hosted by Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. The Colonials open the tournament with a non-league tilt against No. 13 Navy on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9:00 am, then face either Bucknell or Brown at 4:00 or 7:00 pm.



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