GW Men’s Water Polo Topped by San Jose State, 12-7
Colonials return to action Sunday vs. #9 UC Davis
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The No. 14 GW men’s water polo team dropped a 12-7 decision to San Jose State on day two of the Rodeo Classic on Saturday afternoon.
The Colonials (10-7) were led by freshmen Atakan Destici and Andrew Mavis, who each tallied a pair of goals, and sophomore goalkeeper Matt Taylor who had 14 saves, but were unable to overcome a strong second half from the Spartans (6-13).
Following the second half the teams were tied, 3-3, but San Jose State took control by outscoring GW 4-1 in the third quarter. Pierce Deamer accounted for the lone Colonials goal in the stanza, tying it up 4-4, but the Spartans closed the period on a 3-0 run.
In the fourth, GW received goals from Destici, Mavis and Jordan Blosser, but San Jose State countered with five of its own for the 12-7 final.
The Colonials play their fourth game in four days on Sunday when they take on ninth-ranked UC Davis at 4:20 p.m. ET.
San Jose State 12, #14 GW 7
GW -- 2-1-1-3--7
SJSU -- 2-1-4-5--12
GW Goals: Destici 2, Mavis 2, Deamer 1, Kerwin 1, Blosser 1
GW Assists: Destici 2, Deamer 1, Kerwin 1, Blosser 1
GW Steals: Destici 4, Slaughter 2, Else 1, Becker 1, Deamer 1, Blosser 1
GW Field Blocks: Mavis 1
GW Ejections Drawn: Deamer 3, Destici 2, Else 2, Mavis 1
GW Saves: Taylor 14
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