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
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