Water Polo Drops Two on Convergence Opening Day
Colonials Fall to Nationally Ranked Cal Baptist, Chapman
Oct. 9, 2010
LA VERNE, CA and CLAREMONT, CA - The George Washington men's water polo team dropped a pair of contests on Friday, the first day of its annual West Coast trip for the Claremont Convergence. The Colonials fell to No. 15 California Baptist, 16-7, and Chapman, 12-10.
Freshman Nate Little provided hat tricks in both games, but GW struggled to stop both teams counterattacks in the losses.
The Colonials fell behind the nationally ranked Lancers 6-1 after a quarter, 11-2 at halftime, and 14-3 through three periods before a brief fourth-quarter rally pulled them within 16-7. Rookie Paul Deasey added two goals and freshman Daniel Tyner and sophomore John Paul Bezerra chipped in a goal apiece.
GW stayed within striking distance for a half, trailing 7-5 at the break, but a 4-2 Panther run in the third quarter proved to be the difference in the 12-10 loss to Division III No. 6 Chapman. Sophomore Cameron Illes made 11 saves and the Colonials converted 7-of-10 man-up chances, but the Colonials surrendered five counterattack goals.
GW will face host La Verne at 4:00 pm ET, then travel to Pomona, CA, to battle Division III No. 2 Redlands at 8:00 pm ET.
#15 California Baptist 16, GW 7
CBU - 6 - 5 - 3 - 2 -- 16
GW - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 -- 7
GW goals: Little 3, Deasey 2, Tyner, Bezerra
GW saves: Illes 6
Chapman 12, GW 10
CC - 4 - 3 - 4 - 1 -- 12
GW - 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 -- 10
GW goals: Little 3, Tyner 3, Thomas, Helman, Carrino, Bezerra
GW saves: Illes 11
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