Men's Water Polo Finishes Fifth at the ECAC Championships

Sept. 30, 2003

PROVIDENCE, RI - The George Washington University men's water polo team went 2-2 at the ECAC Championships from Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28 to finish fifth out of 10 teams. Senior Pat Dodge (Ballwin, MO/Parkway South) led the Colonials over the weekend with 13 goals.

GW took on nationally-ranked Queens College in the first match of the weekend and came away with a 7-6 victory in sudden-death overtime. Dodge scored three goals including the game winner to seal the first victory of the weekend for the Colonials.

In their second game of the tournament, GW lost to Princeton 19-4. Dodge scored two goals for the Colonials who also picked up tallies from junior Nicholas Koenemann (St. Louis, MO/UMASS) and freshman John Hornberger (Houston, TX/Strake Jesuit).

In game three, GW eeked out a one goal victory over Johns Hopkins 13-12. Koenemann led the way in this one with five goals, while Dodge added four. The Colonials picked up individual goals from seniors Gur Doitel (Woodside, Ca/Saratoga) and Jason Grimes (Litchfield, CT/Philip Exeter) and sophomores Anthony Guadagni (Visalia, CA/Mt. Whitney) and Julian Price (Honolulu, HI/Iolani).

GW fell to Brown in the last game of the weekend 9-6. Dodge tallied four goals for the Colonials, while Price and Hornberger each scored one.

The Colonials will take to the water again when they square off against Johns Hopkins on Wednesday, October 1 in Baltimore, MD.



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