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.
Men's Water Polo Falls in NCAA Thriller
Making its NCAA Tournament debut, George Washington men’s water polo came up short Saturday afternoon against Harvard in a 15-13 overtime slugfest at...
Seniors Savor Men's Water Polo Turnaround
Not long ago, Pierce Deamer’s top water polo goal was to win a game at Charles E. Smith Center Pool. The GW center knew his team needed to be able to...
Men's Water Polo Claims First MAWPC Title, NCAA Bid
For the first time in program history, George Washington men’s water polo celebrated a conference championship Sunday.
Colonial of the Week Presented by Capgemini: Andrew Mavis
Mavis helped George Washington men's water polo claim its first conference title last weekend, posting 10 goals over three wins at the Mid-Atlantic Water...
Men's Water Polo Headed Back to MAWPC Final
Andrew Mavis scored with five seconds left in overtime to lift George Washington men's water polo to a thrilling 16-15 win over Fordham on Saturday in a Mid-...
Men's Water Polo Downs Gannon to Advance at MAWPC Championship
Andrew Mavis scored two of his team-high three goals in the final quarter to help George Washington men's water polo hold off Gannon, 10-7, on Friday in a...
Destici, Mavis Named to All-MAWPC First Team
George Washington's Atakan Destici and Andrew Mavis were selected to the All-Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference-East First Team on Friday.
'To Me, He's Like a Brother'
The teenager had traveled to Los Angeles from his native Hungary in the summer of 2014 to spend a few weeks with one of the best water polo clubs in America.