GW Splits Two Matches on First Day of Claremont Convergence Tournament
Colonials Defeat Occidental, but Fall to La Verne in Overtime
Oct. 8, 2004
CLAREMONT, CA - The George Washington men's water polo team (4-12, 1-5 CWPA Southern) split its two matches at the 12th annual Claremont Convergence Tournament on Friday, Oct. 8. The Colonials defeated Occidental, 10-4, in the morning session before losing to La Verne, 8-6, in overtime in the afternoon.
Against Occidental, junior Anthony Guadagni, sophomore John Hornberger, and senior Nick Koenemann each scored twice as GW cruised to a six-goal victory. Sophomore Julian Price paced the squad with four assists.
The Colonials led 3-0 after the first quarter and owned a 5-1 advantage at the half. GW extended its margin to six, 8-2, after tallying three goals in the third stanza. Both teams scored twice in the last quarter to produce the final score.
Freshman Chris Whittam made 10 saves in the cage for GW.
In its second match of the day, freshman Nick Eddy tallied three goals, but it wasn't enough as La Verne outscored GW 2-0 in the first overtime session to earn an 8-6 triumph.
The match was tightly contested the entire way as the Leopards held a 2-1 margin after the first period. The game was tied, 3-3, at the intermission and 6-6 at the end of regulation before La Verne scored two goals in the final minute of the first extra frame to earn the win.
GW stuggled shooting the ball against the Leopards, recording just six goals on 26 attempts.
Junior Tom Mills handled the goalkeeping duties versus La Verne and made 12 saves.
The Colonials will square off against Redlands and Whittier on Saturday, Oct. 9 in its final two matches of the tournament.