GW Men's Water Polo Splits on Day Two of Southerns
Colonials to Face Johns Hopkins for Fifth Place on Sunday
Nov. 9, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The sixth-seeded George Washington men's water polo team split a pair of games on the second day of the CWPA Southern Division Championship on Saturday, falling to third-seeded Mercyhurst, 10-7, before knocking off seventh-seeded Washington & Jefferson, 19-13.
GW (14-12) will face Johns Hopkins for fifth place on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Navy's Lejeune Hall.
In the first game of the day, GW led Mercyhurst, 2-0, after one quarter and held a 3-1 halftime advantage. However, the Lakers put together a big second half, outscoring the Colonials, 9-4, over the final 16 minutes, to claim the 10-7 victory.
GW jumped out early on Washington & Jefferson, scoring 13 goals in the first half alone. The Colonials led, 7-3, at the end of the first quarter and extended their lead to 13-7 at halftime. An even second half saw each team score six goals, but the Presidents were not able to rally from their early deficit as GW cruised to the 19-13 win.
"We jumped out very quickly and put up a lead that they just could not close in on," said Head Coach Scott Reed. "Our shooting got into a groove and we were able to put some good points on the board and keep the scoring up high."
Sophomore Bogdan Petkovic had a big all-around game for the Colonials, tallying five goals, two assists and two steals to go with a field block, an ejection drawn and a penalty drawn. Junior Brian Mojica recorded six points on three goals and three assists and junior Adam Wrobel had four points on a goal and three helpers while Dillon stopped six shots in the cage.
Mercyhurst 10, GW 7
GW - 2-1-2-2--7
MC - 0-1-5-4--10
GW Goals: Pehlivan 3, Deasey 2, Tyner 1, Little 1
GW Saves: Dillon 8
GW 19, Washington & Jefferson 13
GW - 7-6-2-4--19
WJ - 3-4-3-3--13
GW Goals: Petkovic 5, Mojica 3, Little 2, Pehlivan 2, Castillo 2, Dowd 2, Wrobel 1, Streeter 1, Tyner 1
GW Saves: Dillon 6
Men's Water Polo Closes Princeton Invitational
George Washington men’s water polo dropped two games to ranked opponents Saturday to close the Princeton Invitational at DeNunzio Pool.
Men's Water Polo Splits Pair
George Washington men’s water polo split a pair of games Friday to begin the Princeton Invitational at DeNunzio Pool.
Men's Water Polo Set for Princeton Invitational
George Washington men’s water polo is set to face three ranked opponents over two days at the Princeton Invitational.
Men's Water Polo Caps Perfect Opening Weekend
George Washington men's water polo completed a perfect opening weekend at the Navy Open, knocking off Washington & Jefferson and Salem International on...
Men's Water Polo Opens Season with Victory
Behind six goals from Andras Levai in his collegiate debut, George Washington men’s water polo dropped Navy, 15-11, in its season opener on Saturday...
Men's Water Polo Pushes for Next Step
There were some confused looks when Barry King directed his George Washington men’s water polo players to fan out along the pool’s edge.
Men's Water Polo Back in Pool
George Washington men’s water polo returned to the Charles E. Smith Center Pool on Thursday morning for its first practice under head coach Barry King.
Men's Water Polo Adds Three for 2017
George Washington head men’s water polo coach Barry King has announced three student-athletes will join the Colonials for the 2017 season.