Colonials Hook Up with Two Conference Foes This Weekend

Oct. 14, 2004

WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University men's water polo team (4-14, 0-5 CWPA) will compete against two league foes this weekend. The Colonials will face Salem International at the Naval Academy's McDonough Hall in Annapolis, MD on Friday, Oct. 15 at 6:00 p.m., and host No. 12 Princeton at the Smith Center Pool on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 4:00 p.m.

GW is coming off a 1-3 performance at the Claremont Convergence Tournament in Claremont, CA on Oct. 8-9. Prior to the event, the Colonials recorded their first conference win, defeating Johns Hopkins, 9-8, on Oct. 5.

Senior co-captain Nick Koenemann was selected as GW's Colonial of the Week for his performance in the previous five matches. Koenemann tallied 11 goals, including four in the victory versus Hopkins. He leads the team with 42 points and 31 goals. Junior Anthony Guadagni notched two goals in GW's win versus Occidental and scored three times against Whittier to raise his season total to 12 goals. Freshman goalkeeper Chris Whittam leads the Colonials with 81 saves and owns an 8.71 goals-against average.

Salem International is 8-7 overall and has won three of its last four games. Igor Milanovic has notched 11 goals in those contests and is one of the Tigers' top offensive threats.

Princeton went 2-2 at the Nor Cal Tournament hosted by Pacific University on Oct. 2-3. The Tigers stand at 12-4 after beginning the season with 10 straight wins. John Stover leads Princeton with 42 goals while, Peter Sabbatini has 115 saves this season.

It's the first matchup of 2004 between GW and Salem International. The Colonials won both meetings between the two clubs last year. GW lost to Princeton earlier this season, 14-6, at the ECAC Championship on Sept. 25. The Tigers also defeated the Colonials, 8-4, in a dual match on Sept. 12.



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