Colonials Gear Up for Two League Matches at Bucknell

Sept. 16, 2004

WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington men's water polo team (1-5, 0-2 Southern Conference) will play two matches against Eastern Region foes Bucknell and Johns Hopkins on Saturday, September 18. The Colonials will square off against the Bucknell Bison at 12:00 p.m. and the Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins at 4:00 p.m. in Lewisburg, PA.

The Colonials have lost their last two games, falling 8-4 at No. 13 Princeton on September 12, and losing their 2004 home-opener versus No. 12 Navy, 13-6, on September 15.

Sophomore John Hornberger and freshman John Jennings paced the Colonials with two goals each against the Midshipmen. Jennings' two tallies gives him eight so far this season, the third-highest total on the team. Senior co-captain Nick Koenemann leads the squad with 11 goals and 14 total points.

Freshman goalkeeper Chris Whittam made a personal-best 14 saves against Navy and leads the team with 49 stops on the season.

Bucknell is 4-2 on the year, including a 17-2 thrashing of Slippery Rock in most recent match on September 12. The team has won its last three contests and has outscored its opponents 42-18 in those games.

Elliot Benoist leads the Bison with 17 points this season and has accumulated 201 points during his career. Bradley Roslyn ranks second on the squad with 14 points. Trevor Mullins has started all six games in goal for Bucknell and has made 31 saves.

Johns Hopkins is coming off an 11-8 loss versus Navy on September 15. The Blue Jays and Midshipmen met in the afternoon in Baltimore, MD before Navy and GW clashed that night in Washington, DC.

The Colonials lost two-of-three games against Bucknell in 2003, with their lone victory coming on September 21, 10-7. GW split with the Blue Jays last year, winning 13-12 at the ECAC Championship on September 27, but losing to the Jays, 8-7 in overtime at the Inter-Regional Competition on October 19.



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