Water Polo Drops Two on Convergence Opening Day

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.

Little and Tyner netted hat tricks, followed by goals from Bezerra, senior Peter Thomas, sophomore Guy Helman and rookie Luke Carrino. Deasey added four assists.

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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