GW Men's Water Polo Places Fifth at Southerns
Colonials Down Washington and Jefferson, 15-6, to Clinch Automatic Bid to CWPA Championship
Nov. 9, 2014
PRINCETON, N.J. - The George Washington men's water polo took fifth place at the CWPA Southern Division Championship with a 15-6 win over Washington and Jefferson on Sunday afternoon at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool.
With the win, GW evens its record at 12-12 and earns an automatic bid to the CWPA Championship, which takes place Nov. 21-23 at Navy.
The fifth-seeded Colonials used another staunch defensive effort to limit the sixth-seeded Presidents to just one goal in 3-of-4 quarters. GW led 3-1 after one quarter and 6-4 at halftime. After another 3-1 frame gave the Colonials a 9-5 advantage after three, they broke it open in the fourth, outscoring the Presidents, 6-1, over the final eight minutes.
Junior Bogdan Petkovic led the Colonials with seven points on four goals and three assists and added five steals. He finishes the weekend with 11 goals in three games. Freshman Duke Becker scored a career-high six points on three goals and three assists to go with four steals, while junior Jonah Dowd and senior Brian Mojica each scored twice. In addition, freshman Pierce Deamer recorded a career-high six ejections drawn to go with one goal.
Junior goalkeeper Connor Dillon made 12 saves in cage to give him 35 stops in three games on the weekend.
"We played fantastic defense - we really shut them down throughout the whole game," said Head Coach Scott Reed. "We were in control pretty much throughout. It was just a standout game - probably the best game we played all weekend."
The Colonials will learn their CWPA Championship seeding on Monday.
GW 15, Washington & Jefferson 6
GW - 3-3-3-6--15
W&J - 1-3-1-1--6
GW Goals: Petkovic 4, Becker 3, Dowd 2, Mojica 2, Sedlachek 1, Williams 1, Pehlivan 1, Deamer 1
GW Saves: Dillon 12
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