Golf Takes Fifth at A-10 Match Play Championship
Colonials respond with two victories after opening-round defeat to win consolation bracket
WESTON, Fla. - In its first event of the spring season, the GW golf team responded from an opening-round defeat to win its next two matches and claim fifth place at the Atlantic 10 Match Play Championship, which concluded on Tuesday at Weston Hills Country Club.
The Colonials opened play on Monday morning with a narrow loss to Florida Atlantic, 3.5-2.5. The Owls won the first three matches of the day before Vince Palazzolo and Christian Cichan picked up victories to draw within a point, but the final match between Logan Lowe and Adam Friedman finished all square to give FAU the deciding half point.
GW responded that afternoon in impressive fashion, dispatching of Saint Joseph's with a 4.5-1.5 victory in which Palazzolo, Cichan, Lowe and Jack Porcelli all picked up victories. In Tuesday's consolation bracket final, GW took on George Mason in what turned out to be an even match. Each team won two matches outright, while the other two were halved to make it a 3-3 tie. Via the second tiebreaker, GW was awarded with the victory to claim fifth place.
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Round 1: FAU 3.5, GW 2.5
Sully Zagerman (FAU) defeats Jack Porcelli (GW), 4&2
Chris Thomas (FAU) defeats Adrian Castagnola (GW), 2&1
Cody Christensen (FAU) defeats Clifford Thompson (GW), 4&3
Vince Palazzolo (GW) defeats Ricky Hendler (FAU), 5&4
Christian Cichan (GW) defeats Karan Nalam (FAU), 3&2
Logan Lowe (GW) ALL SQUARE vs. Adam Friedman (FAU)
Round 2: GW 4.5, Saint Joseph's 1.5
Jack Porcelli (GW) defeats Reed Winkler (SJU), 2 up
Vince Palazzolo (GW) defeats Willis Montgomery (SJU), 4&2
Tyler Sokolis (SJU) defeats Clifford Thompson (GW), 6&4
Adrian Castagnola (GW) ALL SQUARE vs. Ross Pilliod (SJU)
Logan Lowe (GW) defeats Michael O'Brien (SJU), 2 up
Christian Cichan (GW) defeats Richard Riva, 4&3
Round 3: GW 3, George Mason 3 (GW wins by second tiebreaker: winner of match five)
Vince Palazzolo (GW) ALL SQUARE vs. Ellis Messian (GMU)
Jack Porcelli (GW) defeats Davis Soderberg (GMU), 1 up
Eric Edwards (GMU) defeats Christian Cichan, 1 up
Jeff Wilson (GMU) defeats Clifford Thompson (GW), 5&4
Logan Lowe (GW) defeats Brock Kovach (GMU), 5&4
Adrian Castagnola ALL SQUARE vs. Takahiro Nojima (GMU)
UP NEXT: GW returns to tournament stroke play when it heads to Bluffton, South Carolina to compete in the Michigan State Colleton River Collegiate March 12-13.
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