GW Men's Water Polo Comeback Bid Falters in 14-8 Loss to No. 14 Navy
Petkovic, Purkovic Each Tally Hat Tricks
Oct. 10, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's water polo team got off to a slow start offensively, and the Colonials could not pull themselves out of an early four-goal deficit, falling to No. 14 Navy, 14-8, on Wednesday evening in CWPA Southern Division action at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool.
Navy (17-2, 3-1 Southern) led, 4-0, at the end of the first quarter before GW freshman Bogdan Petkovic put the Colonials on the scoreboard for the first time 31 seconds into the second period. The Midshipmen responded with three straight goals to take a six-goal lead, 7-1, but graduate student Milos Purkovic scored with 34 seconds left in the half to give GW the momentum going into the break as Navy led, 7-2, at halftime.
The Colonials (9-10, 1-3 Southern) outscored the Mids, 3-1, in the third quarter to pull within three goals, 8-5. After neither team could find the back of the cage for nearly four minutes, Purkovic got the scoring started for GW at 4:12. Navy's Jesse Walker briefly interrupted GW's run at 3:10, but Purkovic completed his hat trick just 15 seconds later, and Petkovic made it two straight for the Colonials with 58 seconds left in the quarter.
However, the fourth period was all Navy, as the Midshipmen opened the quarter with four straight to take a game-high seven-goal lead, 12-5, after just 1:55 of action. The Colonials scored three of the next four goals to pull back within five, 13-8, but they could get no closer, and a penalty goal by Navy's Thomas Patterson with 2:33 left sealed the Mids' 14-8 win.
Purkovic and Petkovic each tallied three goals to lead GW offensively, and Petkovic added seven steals, two ejections drawn and an assist. Patterson led the Midshipmen with four goals.
GW senior goalkeeper Cameron Illes recorded eight saves in the game.
The Colonials return to action on Sunday, when they visit Southern Division rival Bucknell at 1 p.m.
No. 14 Navy 14, GW 8
Navy - 4-3-1-6--14
GW - 0-2-3-3--8
GW Goals: Purkovic 3, Petkovic 3, Tyner, Deasey
Navy Goals: Patterson 4, Pedrotty 3, MacLellan 2, McDonald 2, Walker 2, Schwamb
GW Assists: Little 2, Tyner, Petkovic, Dowd, Mojica
GW Steals: Petkovic 7, Tyner 4, Little 2, Wrobel 2, Illes 2, Castillo, Purkovic
GW Field Blocks: Petkovic
GW Ejections Drawn: Petkovic 2
GW Saves: Illes 8
Men's Water Polo Lands ACWPC All-Academic Honors
Four George Washington men’s water polo student-athletes were honored Monday for their work in the classroom on the 2017 Association of Collegiate...
It was just a bouncy ball. Or so Zach Slaughter thought. That is until the GW junior saw the boy's reaction. The youngster howled with delight, his...
Mavis Earns All-American Honors
Andrew Mavis of George Washington was named an Honorable Mention All-American on Thursday by the Association of College Water Polo Coaches.
Men's Water Polo Makes History on NCAA Run
George Washington men's water polo reached new heights this season with its first conference title and NCAA Tournament berth.
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...