GW Men's Water Polo Looks to Bounce Back at Bucknell on Saturday
Colonials Edged Bison, 15-14, Last Month at Smith Center
Oct. 11, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's water polo team goes for the regular-season sweep of CWPA Southern Division rival Bucknell on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Bison's Kinney Natatorium.
GW (10-6, 3-1 Southern) defeated then-No. 18 Bucknell (6-4, 1-3 Southern) by a score of 15-14 on Sept. 21 at the Smith Center Pool. Senior Daniel Tyner and junior Ridvan Pehlivan each scored four goals, and Tyner added three assists and four steals to lift the Colonials to the upset. Strefan Aleksic led the Bison with four goals in the match.
The Colonials still boast their best record through 16 games since 1997, when they started 11-5 en route to a 23-10 record and reached the Eastern Championship finals.
Sophomore Jonah Dowd was named CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week for his efforts last week in California, while Tyner leads the Colonials with 38 goals and 62 points, and sophomore Bogdan Petkovic is tops on the team with 44 steals and 19 field blocks to go with 31 goals and 52 points. Pehlivan has drawn a team-high 20 ejections and ranks second on the squad with 35 goals, and junior Brian Mojica has dished out a team-best 25 assists despite missing the five games in California due to injury. Sophomore goalkeeper Connor Dillon has recorded 122 saves on the year.
Mojica ranks third all-time at GW with 124 assists, while senior Paul Deasey is tied for fourth with 116, and senior Nate Little is the Colonials' fourth all-time leading scorer with 227 career goals. In addition, Petkovic ranks second all-time with 37 career field blocks, followed by senior Adam Streeter in fifth with 30, Mojica in sixth with 28 and Deasey in seventh with 26.
Bucknell has lost three straight, including a 14-9 loss at Princeton on Sunday. Aleksic leads the Bison with 35 points (17g, 18a), 16 steals and nine field blocks, while Jack Else has scored a team-high 25 goals to go with 39 ejections drawn. Goalie Keegan Williams has played all but two quarters in the cage for the Bison and has made 89 saves while allowing 97 goals for a .478 save percentage.
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