GW Men's Water Polo Heads to Princeton Invitational This Weekend
Colonials Enter Play With Unblemished 4-0 Record
Sept. 13, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's water polo team puts its perfect 4-0 record on the line this weekend at the Princeton Invitational. The Colonials will face 16th-ranked Santa Clara and Iona on Saturday and Penn and Harvard on Sunday.
2013 PRINCETON INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE
Saturday, Sept. 14
GW vs. #16 Santa Clara - 1:30 p.m.
GW vs. Iona - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15
GW is 4-0 for the second straight season after outscoring its opponents, 73-26, at the season-opening Navy Open last weekend. Senior Daniel Tyner was named CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week after scoring a team-high 13 goals to go with six ejections drawn, while junior Brian Mojica led the Colonials with 17 points on five goals and 12 assists and added six steals. Sophomore goalkeeper Connor Dillon recorded 19 saves and an 8.36 goals-against average en route to Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Ranked 16th in the nation, Santa Clara dropped its season opener, 19-7, to the University of the Pacific. The Broncos maintained a top-20 ranking throughout the 2012 season and graduated only two seniors from that squad.
Iona went 0-3 at last weekend's Navy Open, falling to three of GW's Southern Division rivals in Johns Hopkins, Navy and Bucknell. The Colonials defeated the Gaels in all three meetings last season, with Ridvan Pehlivan combining for eight goals in the three contests.
Harvard went 1-4 at last weekend's season-opening Bruno Fall Classic hosted by Brown, with the lone win coming over Washington & Jefferson by a score of 17-10. Joey Colton was named CWPA Northern Division Rookie of the Week after tallying three goals, six assists and eight steals in the five games.