No. 17 GW Men's Water Polo Edged By Cal Baptist, 11-9
Little Matches Season High With Four Goals
Oct. 3, 2013
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The 17th-ranked George Washington men's water polo team dropped the first game of its West Coast swing, falling to host California Baptist, 11-9, on Thursday evening at Lancer Aquatics Center.
Senior Daniel Tyner put GW (9-3) on the board first, but Cal Baptist scored the final two goals of the first quarter to take a 2-1 lead. The Lancers scored the first goal of the second period to go up 3-1, but the Colonials tallied four of the next five - with two each by junior Ridvan Pehlivan and senior Nate Little - to take a 5-4 lead with 3:17 to go before the half. CBU, however, tied the game on a penalty goal 19 seconds later, then took the lead for good with 48 seconds left to go into the break up, 6-5.
Cal Baptist (7-6) scored the only two goals of the third quarter to take an 8-5 advantage. Little ended GW's drought 1:08 into the fourth period, but CBU responded with three straight goals to take a game-high five goal-lead, 11-6, with 3:47 to go. Tyner, Little and Pehlivan scored the final three goals of the game to pull GW within three, but it was not enough as the Colonials fell, 11-9.
Little matched his season high with four goals, while Pehlivan tallied three and Tyner recorded five points on two goals and three assists. Sophomore Jonah Dowd, who started in place of an injured Brian Mojica, had four steals and sophomore goalkeeper Connor Dillon made eight saves.
The Colonials return to action on Friday with a pair of games at the annual Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament. GW will take on Whittier at 4:40 p.m. ET and California Lutheran at 8:40 p.m. ET, with both games being played at the Poets' Slade Aquatics Center.
Cal Baptist 11, No. 17 GW 9
GW - 1-4-0-4--9
CBU - 2-4-2-3--11
GW Goals: Little 4, Pehlivan 3, Tyner 2
GW Saves: Dillon 8
CBU Goals: Puig 4, Carnohan 2, Wetherbee 1, Custance 1, Rodriguez 1, Jizmejian 1, Ring 1
Men's Water Polo Downs Salem International
George Washington men’s water polo knocked off Salem International, 18-10, on Friday night at Kinney Natatorium to begin the Bucknell Invitational.
Men's Water Polo Set for Bucknell Invitational
George Washington men’s water polo heads to Lewisburg, Pa., on Friday for the first of four games at the Bucknell Invitational.
Men's Water Polo's Levai Named Rookie of the Week
George Washington’s Andras Levai has been named the Collegiate Water Polo Association Mid-Atlantic Rookie of the Week, the league announced Thursday.
Men's Water Polo Closes Princeton Invitational
George Washington men’s water polo dropped two games to ranked opponents Saturday to close the Princeton Invitational at DeNunzio Pool.
Men's Water Polo Splits Pair
George Washington men’s water polo split a pair of games Friday to begin the Princeton Invitational at DeNunzio Pool.
Men's Water Polo Set for Princeton Invitational
George Washington men’s water polo is set to face three ranked opponents over two days at the Princeton Invitational.
Men's Water Polo Caps Perfect Opening Weekend
George Washington men's water polo completed a perfect opening weekend at the Navy Open, knocking off Washington & Jefferson and Salem International on...
Men's Water Polo Opens Season with Victory
Behind six goals from Andras Levai in his collegiate debut, George Washington men’s water polo dropped Navy, 15-11, in its season opener on Saturday...