Men's Water Polo Outlasts MIT
Colonials beat Engineers in overtime
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Andrew Mavis and Atakan Destici scored in overtime to help George Washington men's water polo edge MIT, 11-9, on Thursday night at Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.
Mavis put the Colonials (10-7) in front for good with his only goal of the game with 1:28 left in the first three-minute extra period before Destici added an insurance score in the second. The defense locked down from there, holding the Engineers scoreless over the six minutes of overtime.
GW went in front, 8-6, with four straight goals in the third quarter and continued to lead for most of the fourth before MIT (6-11) rallied to force overtime. The Engineers tied it on Luka Knezevic's goal with 31 seconds left in regulation. The Colonials had a chance to win in the final seconds but couldn't convert.
Destici led GW with four goals, three assists and a career-high seven steals. Kerim Sismanoglu chipped in two goals and three assists. Andras Levai, Pierce Deamer, Noah McKinnie Braun and Jordan Blosser also scored in the victory.
Austin Pyrch entered the game in net for the Colonials after halftime and boosted the defensive effort with nine saves.
UP NEXT: GW will spend the next three days at the Harvard Invitational. All four opponents the Colonials are scheduled to face are ranked, starting with Friday's matchup against No. 15 Brown.
GW 11, MIT 9 (OT)
GW -- 3-1-3-2-2--11
MIT -- 1-3-2-3-0-9
GW Goals: Destici 4, Sismanoglu 2, Mavis 1, Levai 1, Braun 1, Deamer 1, Blosser 1.
GW Assists: Destici 3, Sismanoglu 3, Becker 1, Braun 1, Deamer 1, Blosser 1.
GW Steals: Destici 7, Braun 3, Becker 2, Mavis 2, Blosser 2, Sismanoglu 2, Else 1.
GW Field Blocks: Else 3, Becker 2, Destici 1, Braun 1, Deamer 1.
GW Ejections Drawn: Mavis 4, Destici 3, Slaughter 1, Sismanoglu 1, Rosenberg 1, Deamer 1, Blosser 1.
GW Saves: Pyrch 9, Vlahotasios 1.
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...