No. 16 GW Men’s Water Polo Heads to Trio of Matches This Weekend

Sophomore Matt Taylor boasts a .543 save percentage on the season.
Oct. 6, 2016

#16 GW at #9 Bucknell – Saturday, October 8, 2 p.m.
#16 GW at #13 Princeton – Sunday, October 9, 11 a.m. – Live Stream
#16 GW vs. La Salle – Sunday, October 9, 2 p.m.

WASHINGTON – The No. 16 George Washington men’s water polo team begins the second half of its CWPA Mid Atlantic Division schedule this weekend with visits to No. 9 Bucknell on Saturday and No.13 Princeton and La Salle on Sunday.

GW improved to 7-4 on the season and 4-1 in league play after defeating Fordham (15-5) and Wagner (17-10) last weekend. Leading the Colonials was redshirt senior Bogdan Petkovic, who scored a team-high nine goals and had seven assists on the day, while freshman Atakan Destici had seven goals and five assists.

Destici paces the Colonials with 43 goals, 60 points, and 37 steals through 11 games this season. Petkovic, who was named CWPA Mid Atlantic Player of the Week on Tuesday, is second on the team with 28 goals and 50 points, and leads the team with 22 assists. The Belgrade, Serbia native continues to increase his all-time career record of 287 steals, with 33 coming from this season.

Sophomore Matt Taylor leads a trio of GW goalkeepers with 88 stops on the year and boasts a .543 save percentage.

No. 9 Bucknell continued its strong start to the 2016 season last weekend with victories over Wagner and Fordham. The victories stretched the Bison’s win streak to nine games and their 11-1 record marks their best start to a season since 1980. The Colonials dropped a hard-fought game against the Bison, 16-11, earlier this season. Junior Pierce Deamer netted a pair of goals while sophomore Jack Kerwin and freshman Jordan Blosser added one a piece. Destici’s five goals and Petkovic’s pair completed the 16-11 finish.



No. 13 Princeton continues to climb the CWPA Poll, improving one spot to No.13 after going 2-1 over the weekend. The Tigers posted victories against No. 14 Brown (11-7) and MIT (13-7), and edged by No. 8 Harvard (7-8).

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