Men's Water Polo Earns No. 2 Seed at MAWPC Championship
Colonials will face Gannon to start tournament on Nov. 17 at Navy
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. - George Washington men's water polo has earned the No. 2 seed in the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference Championship and will begin its title chase on Nov. 17 against No. 7 Gannon with a 6 p.m. start at Navy's Lejeune Hall in Annapolis, Md.
The winner will advance to face either third-seeded Fordham or sixth-seeded Johns Hopkins in the semifinals on Saturday at 6 p.m. Sunday's final is set for 1:30 p.m. with the winner earning an NCAA berth and a likely date with the Northeast Water Polo Conference champ.
No. 20 GW (14-11, 7-3 MAWPC) finished behind only unbeaten Bucknell in the MAWPC standings. The Colonials posted two wins at the MAWPC Championship last season, before falling to the Bison, 11-5, in the final.
GW enters the championship this time around with momentum. The Colonials moved back into the Collegiate Water Polo Association national Top-20 this week on the heels of four straight conference victories to close the regular season.
Andras Levai was tabbed as MAWPC Co-Rookie of the Week on Wednesday after totaling four goals, seven assists, seven steals and two field blocks in a sweep of Wagner and Fordham last Saturday. It was his second conference weekly honor of the season. Andrew Mavis earned a spot on the Player of the Week Honor Roll after scoring a team-high eight goals in the two victories.
The Colonials haven't faced Gannon (17-6, 7-0 MAWPC West) this season. The Golden Knights, who compete in Division III, garnered the No. 7 seed after claiming the MAWPC West Region title.
General admission tickets are $10 per day or $25 for the entire tournament. Fans can stream all tournament games here.
Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Championship Schedule
All games held at Navy's Lejeune Hall in Annapolis, Md.
Friday, Nov. 17
Game 1: No. 1 Bucknell vs. No. 8 Mercyhurst, 3 p.m.
Game 2: No. 4 Wagner vs. No. 5 Navy, 4:30 p.m.
Game 3: No. 2 George Washington vs. No. 7 Gannon, 6 p.m.
Game 4: No. 3 Fordham vs. No. 6 Johns Hopkins, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18
Game 5: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 1, 1:30 p.m.
Game 6: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4. 3 p.m.
Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 4:30 p.m.
Game 8: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 19
Seventh Place: Loser Game 6 vs. Loser Game 5, 9 a.m.
Fifth Place: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 10:30 a.m.
Third Place: Loser Game 8 vs. Loser Game 7, 12 p.m.
First Place: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 1:30 p.m.
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