Men's Water Polo Falls to Fordham
Colonials drop MAWPC home game Sunday
WASHINGTON - George Washington men's water polo had its rally fall short in an 8-7 loss to Fordham on Sunday at Charles E. Smith Center Pool.
Pierce Deamer scored back-to-back goals in quick succession to pull the 18th-ranked Colonials within one with 39 seconds to play, but the Rams managed to run out the clock from there and claim the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference victory.
GW (7-6, 1-2 MAWPC) went scoreless for the first 14-plus minutes of the second half before Deamer's late offense. Fordham (7-3, 3-0) took advantage with four straight goals to grab control of the defensive battle. The Rams got six total goals from Massimiliano Mirarchi and led 8-5 after Diego Delgado's goal with 4:56 remaining.
GW's Vaios Vlahotasios was strong in net, posting 10 saves. The freshman keeper held Fordham without a goal for more than 13 minutes during one stretch between the second and third quarters.
WEEKEND SPOTLIGHT: Kerim Sismanoglu continues to progress as an offensive threat. The freshman from Turkey scored in all three games on the opening weekend of conference play.
In all, Sismanoglu tallied six goals to run his season total to 18, which ranks fifth among Colonials. His best performance came in Saturday's loss to No. 17 Bucknell when he notched a team-high three goals, plus two steals.
UP NEXT: GW continues its conference slate next weekend with a Friday road game at Johns Hopkins and a Saturday home matchup with Wagner.
WATCH THIS: Head Coach Barry King discusses Sunday's loss.
-- GW Water Polo (@GW_WaterPolo) September 24, 2017
Fordham 8, GW 7
GW -- 4-1-0-2--7
Fordham -- 4-0-1-3--8
GW Goals: Deamer 2, Destici 2, Kerwin 1, Slaughter 1, Sismanoglu 1.
GW Assists: Destici 1, Else 1, Levai 1.
GW Steals: Becker 5, Destici 2, Else 2, Kerwin 2, Behun 1, Deamer 1, Vlahotasios 1.
GW Field Blocks: Destici 2, Mavis 1, Else 1, Kerwin 1.
GW Ejections Drawn: Mavis 5, Destici 2, Kerwin 2.
GW Saves: Vlahotasios 10.
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