Seniors Propel Men's Water Polo Past Gannon for Fifth at Southerns

Nov. 8, 2009

LEWISBURG, PA - The George Washington men's water polo team's seniors totaled nine goals and sophomore Cray Rogers matched a career-high five goals as the fifth-seeded Colonials rolled over No. 7 seed Gannon, 14-4, in the fifth-place game of the CWPA Southern Division Championship Sunday.

GW finishes its season 9-22 overall and places fifth at Southerns for the third time in the past four seasons. The Colonials finished third and advanced to the CWPA Eastern Championship in 2007.

Senior John-Claude Wright finished with six points on three goals and three assists in his final game. His 203 career goals rank fifth all-time in program history.

Seniors Marshall Freedman, Rick Rogers and Nick Archambault netted two goals apiece to cap their playing careers. Freedman added three ejections drawn.

As it did in Saturday's victory over Washington & Jefferson, GW jumped ahead 3-0 after a quarter and increased its lead every period to cruise to victory. The Colonials led 5-1 at halftime and 9-3 after 24 minutes of play en route to the 10-goal margin.

Freshman Cameron Illes stopped 11 shots to finish the season with 252 saves, the fourth-most in a single season in program history. Rookie Sean Joyce added two saves off the bench.

No. 5 GW 14, No. 7 Gannon 4

GW -- 3 - 2 - 4 - 5 -- 14
GAN -- 0 - 1 - 2 - 1 -- 4

GW goals: Cray Rogers 5, Wright 3, Freedman 2, Archambault 2, Rick Rogers 2

GW saves: Illes 11, Joyce 2



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