GW Men's Water Polo Hits the Road for Two Mid-Atlantic Division Matchups
Colonials visit Fordham and Wagner on Sunday
#17 GW at Fordham -- Sunday, October 2, 11 a.m.
#17 GW at Wagner -- Sunday, October 2, 4 p.m. -- Live Stream
WASHINGTON -- The No. 17 George Washington men's water polo team hits the road for a pair of CWPA Mid Atlantic Division matchups this Sunday with visits to Fordham at 11 a.m. and Wagner at 4 p.m.
GW (5-4) is coming off of a 2-1 weekend, posting wins at home against Wagner and Fordham before falling short against then-No. 13 Bucknell. The Colonials were led by freshman Atakan Destici, who totaled 19 goals, 11 steals, six assists, five ejections drawn and three field blocks in three games of play.
Destici and redshirt senior Bogdan Petkovic both earned recognition from the Collegiate Water Polo Association for their play last weekend, with Destici landing on the honor roll for both Rookie of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, and Petkovic landing on the Player of the Week honor roll.
That duo has led the Colonials through the first nine games of the season, as Destici has accounted for a team-high 36 goals to go along with 30 steals and 12 assists, and Petkovic has 19 goals, a team-high 31 steals and 16 assists.
Fordham (5-5) last played at Navy, where it won 14-13 in overtime with 29 seconds left on the clock. The win marked the Rams' first-ever victory over the Navy Midshipmen in 25 all-time meetings. GW defeated Fordham earlier in the weekend by a score of 18-6. Destici (six goals), Pierce Deamer (four), and Petkovic (three) led the scoring attack, and freshman Andrew Mavis tallied both of his goals in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory.
The Colonials defeated Wagner (3-10) by a score of 16-9 last weekend. Destici notched eight goals to lead GW while Petkovic had two goals and three assists. Goalkeepers Matt Taylor and Austin Pyrch preserved a clean sheet through the first two quarters and finished the game with 10 and eight saves, respectively.
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