GW Ends 2004 with Seventh-Place Showing at Southern Championship

Nov. 2, 2004

PRINCETON, NJ - The GW men's water polo team closed the 2004 campaign with a seventh-place finish at the CWPA Southern Championship hosted by Princeton University. The 11th-seeded Colonials split its final two games of the season, losing to sixth-seeded Slippery Rock, 7-6, on Saturday, Oct. 30 and defeating the No. 8 seed, Mercyhurst, 13-1, on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Playing its third match of the day took its toll on GW the Colonials and the The Rock were tied at six goals apiece in the final period, but Slippery Rock netted the game-winner with six seconds left in regulation.

Senior Nick Koenemann led GW with two goals in the match.

In the seventh-place match the Colonials got off to a fast start offensively and never looked as routed Mercyhurst, 13-1. GW owned a 5-0 lead after the first period and held a 10-0 margin at the half. Mercyhurst's only goal of the contest came with four seconds left in fourth quarter on a penalty shot.

The Colonials finished the season with a 9-19 overall record and a 2-8 mark in league matches.



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