GW Men's Water Polo Falls at League Champ No. 14 Princeton, 12-8
Third Quarter Proves Difference for Colonials; Loss Gives Tigers Southern Division Title
Oct. 21, 2011
PRINCETON, N.J. - The George Washington men's water polo team dropped a 12-8 decision as host No. 14 Princeton clinched the CWPA Southern Division title at DeNunzio Pool Friday night.
GW (8-14) remains tied for fourth with Johns Hopkins in the Southern Division with four points at 2-5. The Colonials complete league and regular-season play Saturday, Oct. 29 at Navy, but will face Northern Division foes Iona and Fordham in Princeton, N.J., Saturday at 11 a.m., and 3 p.m., respectively.
Sophomore Nate Little and freshman Nick Scherma each netted a hat trick, with Little adding an assist for four points, but Princeton's Matt Weber scored a game-high four goals and the nationally ranked Tigers used a 5-2 run in the third quarter to expand a three-goal lead at intermission.
Princeton surged to a 5-1 lead in the second quarter before GW closed within 5-2 at the break, then the hosts took advantage of the Colonials' missed third-quarter opportunities to counterattack and build the Tigers' lead to 10-4 through three periods. PU opened the fourth stanza with two goals to open a 12-4 cushion before GW closed with the contest's final four goals to produce the 12-8 final margin.
Sophomore Paul Deasey and freshman Rafi Castillo also scored goals for GW, while freshman John Paul Bezerra contributed two assists. Junior goalkeeper Cameron Illes posted double-digit saves for the sixth time in the last eight games with 12 stops.
#14 Princeton 12, GW 8
PU - 3 - 2 - 5 - 2 -- 12
GW - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 -- 8
GW goals: Little 3, Scherma 3, Castillo, Deasey
GW assists: Bezerra 2, Little
GW steals: Scherma 2, Little
GW saves: Illes 12
GW - 8-14, 2-5 CWPA Southern Division
PU - 15-7, 6-2 CWPA Southern Division
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