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Men's Water Polo Swept at Air Force Invite

Junior Pat Dodge was named to the Air Force Invite All-Tournament First Team
 
Junior Pat Dodge was named to the Air Force Invite All-Tournament First Team
 

Oct. 28, 2002

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - George Washington men's water polo faced some tough competition during their trip out West, dropping four matches at the Air Force Invite.

The Colonials (4-16) faced Cal Baptist in their opening match of the tournament on Saturday, Oct. 26. After battling to a 3-3 tie after one quarter, Cal Baptist outscored GW 16-2 over the final three periods to beat the Colonials 19-5.

GW rebounded for a strong showing against UC Davis in their second match of the day. After falling behind 3-1 after the first quarter, the Colonials cut the lead to one score in the second period, trailing 3-4 at the break. However, GW would be unable to get any closer despite holding UC Davis to only three second-half scores, and lost a close match 6-4.

On Sunday, Oct. 27, GW began the day with an early match versus their hosts, the Air Force Academy. GW, who fell behind early, trailing 3-7 after one quarter and 4-11 by the half, were unable to catch Air Force despite a strong fourth quarter in which outscored their opponent 3-1. The Colonials dropped their third match of the tournament, 12-7.

In their final match of the weekend, GW faced UC Santa Cruz. The Colonials dug themselves an early hole, falling behind 7-0 before recording their first goal in the second quarter. GW matched Santa Cruz goal-for-goal for the remainder of the match, and fell 11-4.

Pat Dodge, who scored four goals on the weekend, was named to the Air force Invite All-Tournament First Team for his strong play for the Colonials. The Colonials return to action on November 1, when they compete in the Southern Division Championships in Princeton, NJ as the sixth seed. The schedule and format is as follows: (table and information from Collegiate Water Polo Association)

Southern Division Championships
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Teams are seeded into brackets based on their finish during the inter-regional competition.

Bracket A
Bracket B
Bracket C
Bracket D
1st seed:
Princeton University
4th seed:
Bucknell University
2nd seed:
U.S. Naval Academy
3rd seed:
Johns Hopkins University
8th seed:
Salem International University
5th seed:
Washington and Jefferson College
7th seed:
Gannon University
6th seed:
George Washington University
12th seed:
Mercyhurst College
9th seed:
Slippery Rock University
11th seed:
Penn State
Behrend College
10th seed:
Grove City College

In the second round of competition, teams take on new designations, dependent upon their record within their brackets. All advancement is determined by won/loss records. Teams tied in wins use goal differentials with common opponents to determine who advances. The second round brackets are given below:

1st in Bracket A = e
2nd in Bracket A = i
3rd in Bracket A = m
1st in Bracket B = f
2nd in Bracket B = j
3rd in Bracket B = n
1st in Bracket C = g
2nd in Bracket C = k
3rd in Bracket C = o
1st in Bracket D = h
2nd in Bracket D = l
3rd in Bracket D = p

Friday, November 1, 2002
Game #
Score
6:00
Princeton University
vs
Salem International University
1
7:10
Bucknell University
vs
Washington and Jefferson College
2
8:20
U.S. Naval Academy
vs
Gannon University
3
9:30
Johns Hopkins University
vs
George Washington University
4
Saturday, November 2, 2002
8:30
Princeton University
vs
Mercyhurst College
5
9:40
Bucknell University
vs
Slippery Rock University
6
10:50
U.S. Naval Academy
vs
Penn State
Behrend College
7
12:00
Johns Hopkins University
vs
Grove City College
8
1:10
Salem International University
vs
Mercyhurst College
9
2:20
Washington and Jefferson College
vs
Slippery Rock University
10
3:30
Gannon University
vs
Penn State
Behrend College
11
4:40
George Washington University
vs
Grove City College
12
5:50
e
vs
f
13
7:00
j
vs
i
14
8:10
g
vs
h
15
9:20
l
vs
k
16
Sunday, November 3, 2002
8:30
n
vs
m
17
9:40
p
vs
o
18
10:50
Loser Game 15
vs
Loser Game 13
Third Place
12:00
Winner Game 13
vs
Winner Game 15
First Place
1:10
Winner Game 14
vs
Winner Game 16
Fifth Place
2:20
Loser Game 16
vs
Loser Game 14
Seventh Place
3:30
Winner Game 18
vs
Winner Game 17
Ninth Place
4:40
Loser Game 17
vs
Loser Game 18
Eleventh Place


 

 

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