GW Men's Water Polo Wraps Regular Season With Trio of Games

Sophomore Duke Becker


Oct. 22, 2015

GW at Fordham -- Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.
GW vs. Iona (at Fordham) -- Saturday, Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m.
GW at #12 Princeton -- Sunday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m. | Watch Live

THAT'S A WRAP: GW concludes its regular season this weekend with three games in the Tri-State area as the Colonials will take on Fordham and Iona in the Bronx on Saturday before heading to No. 12 Princeton on Sunday afternoon. Up next for GW will be the CWPA Southern Division Championship at Bucknell on Nov. 6-8.

LAST TIME OUT: GW fell to Southern Division rival Navy, 14-7, on Sunday in Annapolis, Maryland. Sophomore Pierce Deamer scored a team-high four goals and senior goalkeeper Connor Dillon recorded 10 saves.

UNDERCLASSMEN ON TOP: GW's freshmen and sophomores have accounted for nearly 85 percent of GW's 193 goals this season, lead by Deamer (49) and freshman James McLean (27). Deamer also paces the Colonials with 24 assists and 73 points on the year, while freshman Brett Else is tops on the team in steals (38) and ejections drawn (39).

IN THE CAGE: Dillon ranks fifth all-time at GW with 545 career saves. He leads a quartet of Colonial goalkeepers with 102 stops on the year.

SCOUTING THE RAMS: Fordham (11-10) defeated Iona, 12-11, in triple overtime on Wednesday. R.J. Simmons scored four goals to pace the Rams to give him 29 over the last 14 games.

GW VS. FORDHAM: GW has won five of the last seven games against the Rams since 2011, including a pair of victories last season. However, Fordham defeated the Colonials, 12-8, at the Bison Invitational last month. Deamer tallied six points (3g, 3a) to pace GW in that contest.

SCOUTING THE GAELS: Iona (3-9) has played just two games this month, both against Fordham and both going to overtime. Zach Roper leads the Gaels with 17 goals while Chris Ellis has tallied 21 points on 14 goals and seven assists.

GW VS. IONA: GW has won five straight meetings with Iona and 15 of 16 dating to 2004. The teams have not met since 2013, when the Colonials defeated the Gaels twice by a combined score of 31-14.

SCOUTING THE TIGERS: Ranked 12th in the nation, Princeton (10-4) is coming off a 12-6 loss to Harvard in the Ivy Championship opener. Thomas Nelson has scored a team-high 34 goals and 46 points, while three other players have topped the 20-goal plateau. Vojislav Mitrovic boasts a .586 save percentage in goal.

GW VS. PRINCETON: The Tigers defeated the Colonials, 14-9, last month at the Smith Center. Deamer lead the Colonials with five points (3g, 2a) while Nelson and Ryan Wilson each scored a game-high four goals to pace Princeton.



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