Men's Water Polo Set for Bucknell Invitational

Sept. 14, 2017

George Washington men's water polo heads to Lewisburg, Pa., on Friday for the first of four games at the Bucknell Invitational.
 

 

The 17th-ranked Colonials open the event against Salem International at 7 p.m. On Saturday, they'll meet the University of Toronto and No. 11 Harvard. The nightcap is a rematch from a competitive game last weekend won, 14-8, by the Crimson.

GW (4-3) finishes Sunday morning against Mercyhurst at 9:15 a.m.

LAST TIME OUT: GW went 1-3 at the Princeton Invitational last weekend with all three losses to ranked foes. The Colonials beat Iona but came up short against No. 4 UCLA, No. 11 Harvard and No. 14 Brown. They held steady in this week's CWPA national poll at No. 17. Andras Levai was named CWPA Mid-Atlantic Rookie of the Week for his performance at the event.

IN FOCUS: GW has averaged 18.25 goals in its four wins compared to six goals in its three losses. In all, the Colonials are averaging 13 goals per game.

SCOUTING SALEM INTERNATIONAL: The Tigers are 2-3 in the early going, including a 21-8 loss to GW on Sept. 3. Jordan Blosser scored seven times for the Colonials in the victory.

SCOUTING UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO: The Varsity Blues kicked off their season with a 2-2 showing at Mercyhurst's Laker Invitational. The matchup with the Canadian outfit will be considered an exhibition.

SCOUTING HARVARD: The Crimson improved to 5-2 with an unbeaten weekend at the Princeton Invitational. In the matchup with GW last Saturday, Harvard pulled away by scoring four straight goals to begin the second half.

SCOUTING MERCYHURST: Mercyhurst started its season last weekend with a win over Penn State Behrend and a loss to Salem International. The Lakers placed seventh at the MAWPC Championship last year.

UP NEXT: GW opens Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference play on Sept. 23 with a split doubleheader. The Colonials are set for an afternoon road game at Navy before hosting defending conference champion Bucknell at Charles E. Smith Center Pool at 8 p.m. They welcome Fordham the next day at 1 p.m.

WATCH & LEARN: Head Coach Barry King and Brett Else look back at the Princeton Invitational and ahead to this weekend.

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