Men's Water Polo Earns Doubleheader Sweep

Andras Levai totaled four goals and seven assists in two wins Saturday.
Nov. 4, 2017


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).

In addition to Levai's four goals and two assists, GW got three goals from Andrew Mavis and two goals and two assists from Atakan Destici. Duke Becker and Jordan Blosser also scored in the victory.

Vaios Vlahotasios and Austin Pyrch combined for 10 saves in net for the Colonials.

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--2-5-3-1--11
Wagner--2-4-2-2--10

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--3-4-1-3--11
Fordham--3-1-4-1--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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