No. 20 GW Men's Water Polo Heads to Bison Invitational This Weekend
Colonials to Play Four Games in Two Days
Sept. 12, 2014
WASHINGTON - On the heels of a successful opening weekend that included an overtime upset of a top-15 opponent, the No. 20 George Washington men's water polo team heads to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, this weekend for the Bison Invitational hosted by Bucknell at Kinney Natatorium. The Colonials will face Fordham, Salem International, Penn State Behrend and Mercyhurst at the two-day event.
2014 BISON INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE
Saturday, Sept. 13
GW vs. Fordham - 10 a.m.
GW vs. Salem International - 3:20 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 14
GW vs. PSU Behrend - 1:20 p.m.
GW vs. Mercyhurst - 5:20 p.m.
GW went 2-1 at the season-opening Princeton Invitational last weekend, including a 19-18 overtime victory over then-No. 12 St. Francis, the highest-ranked opponent the Colonials have ever defeated. GW, which climbed into the national rankings for the third time in the last two seasons, also rallied for an 11-10 comeback win over MIT. Senior Brian Mojica was named CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week after recording team-bests of 14 goals, six assists and six steals in the three games. Junior Bogdan Petkovic added nine goals, six assists and six steals to go with his team-high nine ejections drawn.
Fordham started its season with a 3-1 mark at the Navy Open last weekend, defeating Mercyhurst, Salem International and Washington & Jefferson but falling to No. 16 Navy. Senior goalkeeper Noah LeBeau was selected as the CWPA Northern Division Defensive Player of the Week after making 35 saves while allowing just 27 goals in four games.
The Colonials beat the Rams, 11-10, in their only meeting last season.
Salem International dropped all four games at the Navy Open and was outscored, 81-37, on the weekend. The Colonials defeated the Tigers twice last season by a combined margin 39-12 behind nine goals from junior Alec Sedlachek, including five in a 17-8 rout in the opening game of the CWPA Southern Division Championship.
PSU Behrend split four games at the Navy Open last weekend. Justin Vink and Matt Johnson lead the Lions with five goals apiece, and Vink also boasts team highs of three assists and seven ejections drawn. GW shut down the Lions, 20-1, last season as 12 different Colonials found the back of the cage. The Colonials have outscored PSU Behrend by a combined margin of 76-14 over the last four years.
Mercyhurst also began its season at the Navy Open last weekend, splitting its four games. Dave Metulis leads the Lakers with three goals while Jack Howe has four points on two goals and two assists as well as seven ejections drawn. GW junior goalie Connor Dillon combined to make 18 saves in a pair of games against the Lakers last season.
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