GW Men's Water Polo Caps 2011 With 13-8 Victory Over Mercyhurst
Colonials Place Fifth at CWPA Southern Division Championship, Finish Season With 13 Wins
Nov. 7, 2011
PRINCETON, N.J. - The George Washington men's water polo team outscored Mercyhurst 8-3 in the second half to post a 13-8 victory and earn fifth place at the CWPA Southern Division Championship at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool on Sunday.
The victory leaves GW with a 13-17 overall record for 2011 after winning its final three matches of the season. It marks the seventh time since 2000 that the Colonials have placed fifth at Southerns.
"We finished up strong," said head coach Scott Reed. "The guys did a great job, overcame a lot of adversity the last couple of weeks to put one of the best games all season together in last one of the year. I'm very proud of these guys."
GW got "phenomenal games" from sophomore Nate Little and freshman Brian Mojica, according to Reed. Little pumped in four goals, while Mojica amassed two goals, five assists and a pair of steals and ejections drawn to pace the Colonials. Sophomore Paul Deasey and freshmen Nick Scherma and Ridvan Pehlivan also tallied two goals and sophomore Adam Streeter chipped in the final goal.
Junior goalkeeper Cameron Illes returned to action following illness and turned in a 13-save performance. The Colonials were also aided by the return of junior Guy Helman from illness and sophomore Daniel Tyner from an elbow injury.
The Colonials had 13 underclassmen and no seniors on the roster in 2011 and are slated to return all 17 players from this fall to 2012.
GW 13, Mercyhurst 8
GW goals: Little 4, Scherma 2, Pehlivan 2, Deasey 2, Mojica 2, Streeter