Men's Water Polo Loses Two CWPA Matches

Sept. 24, 2002

WASHINGTON, DC -- The George Washington University men's water polo team opened up conference play in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) with two tough losses to Bucknell and Princeton this past weekend.

GW (2-4, 0-2 CWPA) lost a closely contested battle 12-8, versus Bucknell in their first match of the day on Saturday, September 21. The Colonials took the early lead in the first quarter, when freshman Anthony Guadagni scored to give GW a 1-0 edge. The Bison and Colonials battled to a 2-2 at the end of the first quarter, and a 6-5 BU edge at the half.

The Bison got the advantage in the third quarter, when BU out scored GW 4-2 to take a 10-6 lead into the final quarter. The Bison held the Colonials to two scores in the fourth and notched a 12-8 victory. Senior Gur Doitel and junior Pat Dodge led the Colonials with two scores apiece, and keeper Chris Blick recorded 10 saves in the losing effort.

In their second match of the day, GW faced a strong Princeton team who jumped out to an early lead. The Tigers outscored GW 6-2 in the opening period, extending the lead to 13-6 by the half. Princeton continued their offensive explosion in the second half, tallying 10 more goals over the final two quarters to take the 23-11 victory. Dodge led all scorers with seven goals, and freshman keeper Tom Mills made 10 saves in the loss.

GW travels to Princeton, NJ from September 28-29, to compete in the CWPA North/south Crossover, taking on Queens, Iona and Harvard.



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