Men's Water Polo Sweeps Day 1 at Claremont Convergence
Sophomore Cray Rogers Totals Eight Goals in Two Victories
Oct. 2, 2009
CLAREMONT & LA VERNE, CA - Sophomore Cray Rogers totaled eight goals - four in each game - to help the George Washington men's water polo team to victories over Cal Lutheran and La Verne on the first day of the Claremont Convergence in California Friday afternoon.
Rogers paced GW (7-12) with four tallies against the Kingsmen, but senior Nick Archambault staked the Colonials an early lead, then netted the game-winning goal with 2:59 remaining for a 10-9 victory.
Senior John-Claude Wright, who entered this weekend's game second in the nation with 39 goals, also posted a hat trick, while freshman goalkeeper Cameron Illes made eight saves in the victory. The GW defense held Cal Lutheran the final three possessions to hang on for the one-goal victory.
GW won its third consecutive game with an 11-6 triumph over La Verne in Friday's late contest. Cray Rogers led the attack again with four goals and three assists as the Colonials broke away from a 3-3 first-quarter score to lead 10-5 after three periods.
Wright added two goals, followed by one apiece from seniors Archambault and Rick Rogers, junior Peter Thomas and freshmen John Paul Bezerra and Guy Helman. Illes made four saves, while sophomore Alex Sotolongo made five stops in his first appearance since suffering an injury at the season-opening Navy Open.
The Colonials round out play at the Claremont Convergence Saturday against No. 20 California Baptist at 1:20 pm ET and Chapman at 5:20 pm ET.
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