Men's Water Polo Earns Doubleheader Sweep
Colonials picked up a pair of MAWPC wins Saturday
NEW YORK - George Washington men's water polo wrapped its regular season Saturday by sweeping a Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference doubleheader.
The Colonials held off Wagner, 11-10, at Spiro Sports Center in Staten Island, N.Y., to start the day before using a pair of late goals to get past Fordham, 11-9, in the nightcap at Messmore Aquatic Center in Bronx, N.Y.
Andras Levai stoked GW (14-11, 7-3 MAWPC) on both ends Saturday. The freshman from Hungary posted four goals and two assists against Wagner and then notched a career-high five assists at Fordham. He also combined for seven steals and two field blocks in the road sweep.
GW 11, Wagner 10 The Colonials watched a four-goal lead dwindle to one in the final minutes, but they came up with the late defensive stops they needed to beat the Seahawks (11-16, 4-5).
GW 11, Fordham 9 The Colonials locked in late defensively again, scoring the final two goals of the game to down the Rams (15-9, 5-3). The victory avenged a September loss in Foggy Bottom.
After Fordham rallied to tie it at 9, Mavis scored with 6:07 left in the game to put GW back in front. Pierce Deamer found the net four minutes later to give the Colonials some breathing room.
Mavis posted a team-high five goals, Deamer scored twice and Destici chipped in a goal, two assists and three steals.
UP NEXT: GW has next weekend off to prepare for the MAWPC Championship, which runs from Nov. 17-19 at Navy's Lejeune Hall in Annapolis, Md. The Colonials advanced to the tournament final a year ago.
WATCH THIS: Head Coach Barry King discusses Saturday's road sweep.
GW 11, Wagner 10
— GW Water Polo (@GW_WaterPolo) November 6, 2017
GW Goals: Levai 4, Mavis 3, Destici 2, Becker 1, Blosser 1.
GW Assists: Destici 2, Deamer 2, Levai 2, Else 1, Slaughter 1, Behun 1.
GW Steals: Levai 3, Deamer 2, Destici 1, Else 1, Slaughter 1, Behun 1.
GW Field Blocks: Deamer 1, Destici 1.
GW Ejections Drawn: Mavis 5, Deamer 3, Becker 1, Destici 1.
GW Saves: Vlahotasios 6, Pyrch 4.
GW 11, Fordham 9
GW Goals: Mavis 5, Deamer 2, Destici 1, Else 1, Slaughter 1, Becker 1.
GW Assists: Levai 5, Destici 2, Deamer 1, Becker 1, Slaughter 1.
GW Steals: Levai 4, Destici 3, Else 1, Kerwin 1, Becker 1.
GW Field Blocks: Levai 2, Slaughter 1, Destici 1.
GW Ejections Drawn: Mavis 2, Destici 1, Levai 1.
GW Saves: Pyrch 10, Vlahotasios 3.
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