GW Men's Water Polo Drops Claremont Convergence Openers Friday
Colonials Fall to Redlands and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on First Day of West Coast Swing
Oct. 7, 2011
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Junior goalkeeper Cameron Illes shined with 23 total saves, but the George Washington men's water polo team struggled to get its offense going in losses to Redlands, 11-8, and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 10-5, on the first day of the Claremont Convergence Friday.
GW (6-10) continues play at the event Saturday against Chapman and Whittier at noon and 5:20 p.m. (ET), respectively.
Sophomore leading scorer Daniel Tyner scored the Colonials' opening two goals against the Redlands Bulldogs (6-11), but was rolled in the first quarter due to an early ejection reentry. UR then gained the breathing room it needed in the second quarter by outscoring GW 2-0 in the period for a 4-2 lead at intermission. GW netted five goals in the third quarter only to allow six goals to counterattacking Redlands in the period to produce the three-goal difference in the contest.
Sophomore Nate Little netted two goals in his first game action in nearly three weeks, followed by a goal apiece from junior Guy Helman, sophomores Adam Streeter and Paul Deasey and freshman Ridvan Pehlivan. Illes did his part in defense with 13 saves.
In Saturday's late game, GW was doubled up by host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (6-8), 10-5, despite a team-high three goals from freshman Brian Mojica and three assists from Tyner. The Colonials trailed just 4-2 in the second quarter, but a 5-1 run from the Stags gave the hosts their largest lead at 9-3 with 6:37 remaining.
Deasey added two goals and Illes again reached double-digit saves with 10. GW converted only 5-of-24 shot opportunities.
Redlands 11, GW 8
UR - 2 - 2 - 6 - 1 -- 11
GW - 2 - 0 - 5 - 1 -- 8
GW goals: Tyner 2, Little 2, Streeter, Pehlivan, Helman, Deasey
GW assists: Mojica, Illes
GW steals: Mojica 4, Illes 2
GW saves: Illes 13
GW: 3-10 man-up opportunities
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 10, GW 5
CMS - 2 - 4 - 2 - 2 -- 10
GW - 1 - 2 - 0 - 2 -- 5
GW goals: Mojica 3, Deasey 2
GW assists: Tyner 3
GW saves: Illes 10
GW: 5-24 shooting
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