Defense Shines in GW Men's Water Polo's 9-6 Win Over Gannon at Southerns
Colonials to Face Washington and Jefferson for Fifth Place on Sunday
Nov. 8, 2014
PRINCETON, N.J. - The George Washington men's water polo team used a staunch defensive effort to down Gannon, 9-6, on the second day of the CWPA Southern Division Championship on Saturday evening at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool.
The Colonials will face Washington and Jefferson for fifth place on Sunday at 11:40 a.m., with the winner earning an automatic bid to the CWPA Championship, Nov. 21-23 at Navy.
GW (11-12) never allowed the Golden Knights to score more than two goals in any quarter, and led 3-1 after the opening frame and 4-3 at halftime. Each team scored twice in the third period for a 6-5 GW advantage, but the Colonials used a 3-1 fourth quarter to pull out a 9-6 victory.
Junior Bogdan Petkovic led the Colonials with three goals and added five steals and four ejections drawn, while seniors Brian Mojica and Ridvan Pehlivan each scored twice. Junior goalkeeper Connor Dillon recorded 10 saves in cage.
"This was a good, solid defensive effort on our part," said head coach Scott Reed. "We did struggle a little bit offensively, but our defense held strong throughout and made up for our lack of offensive output."
GW 9, Gannon 6
GW - 3-1-2-3--9
GU - 1-2-2-1--6
GW Goals: Petkovic 3, Mojica 2, Pehlivan 2, Dowd 1, Wrobel 1
GW Saves: Dillon 10
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