Water Polo Goes 1-3 at CWPA Southern Championships
Colonials Defeat Salem International, Upset by Slippery Rock
Nov. 4, 2003
LEWISBURG, PA - The GW men's water polo squad posted a 1-3 record at the CWPA Southern Championships Friday-Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, on the campus of Bucknell University. The Colonials defeated Salem International 11-5 before falling to Slippery Rock, 7-6, Navy, 14-7 and Bucknell, 10-6.
Against Salem International, GW built a 5-4 lead at the half. In the second half, the GW defense took over and limited SIU to just one goal while the offense exploded for six more goals.
GW 2 3 4 2 = 11
SIU 3 1 0 1 = 5
Goals: Hornberger 3, Guadagni 2, Koenemann 2, Grimes, Randic
Saves: Blick 10
The Slippery Rock game was tight throughout. Both teams' defenses were shutting down the offenses. At half, the game was tied at 3-3. Following a scoreless third period, ninth-seeded Slippery Rock took the lead with 1:23 remaining in the game. With only :14 left Koenemann scored the trying goal to send the game into overtime. In overtime, Slippery Rock would score on a extra man, but then GW would counter with a score of their own sending the game into sudden death. Slippery Rock scored the winning goal 50 seconds into the period on a outside shot.
GW 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 =6
SRU 1 2 0 2 1 0 1 =7
Goals: Koenemann 4, Randic, Guadagni
Saves: Blick 10
Later in the day Salem defeated SRU creating a three-way tie in GW's bracket. By goal differential, GW advanced to the semifinals vs. Navy and automatically qualified for the Eastern Championships for the first time in the last four years.
Against Navy, the team had a very slow start as Navy raced out to an 8-3 halftime lead. GW was unable to overcome the large deficit and lost, 7-14.
GW 1 2 2 2 =7
Navy 4 4 5 1 =14
Goals: Hornberger 3, Price, Grimes, Woodbury, Koenemann
Saves: Blick 2
In the third-place game against Bucknell, GW was forced to play without junior Srdan Randic due to injury. GW fought to a 1-1 tie after the first period before Bucknell took a two-point lead going into halftime. In the third period, both teams played goal-for-goal with Bucknell holding onto the two-point lead. In the fourth period, the Bison wore GW down and went ahead by four to win, 10-6.
GW 1 1 2 2 = 6
BU 1 3 2 4 =10
Goals: Koenemann 2, Guadagni, Woodbury, Hornberger, Lo
Saves: Blick 8
Next Up: Eastern Championships 11/15-11/16 at Navy
11/15 vs. Queens College (Northern Division Champs) at 10:00am
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