George Washington University Splits on Final Day of North-vs.-South Tournament

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Sophomore Nate Little netted four goals in both George Washington University men's water polo's 23-11 victory over Connecticut College and 11-8 loss to Brown University at the North-vs.-South Tournament at the United States Naval Academy.

GW (5-6) will play three of its four CWPA Southern Division home games for the 2011 season next weekend at Charles E. Smith Center Pool. The team faces league rivals No. 14 Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University on Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively, and No. 16 Bucknell University on Sunday at noon.

A day after scoring 21 goals in a rout of Washington & Jefferson College, GW rolled to a new season-high 23 goals against Connecticut College. Eleven different Colonials scored, paced by Little and freshman Nick Scherma's four goals, and hat tricks from sophomore Daniel Tyner and rookies Brian Mojica and Rafi Castillo.

The Colonials jumped on top 9-2 after a quarter and 17-5 at halftime en route to the 12-goal margin. Sophomore Paul Deasey added five assists along with two goals to finish with seven points, while Tyner chipped in a game-high five ejections drawn. Junior goalkeepers Cameron Illes (three saves) and Sean Joyce (four) shared time in net for the second straight game, combining for seven stops.

GW was looking to avenge last week's 8-6 loss to Brown at the Princeton Invitational, but once again the Colonials were cursed by a slow start against the Bears. Despite Little's four-goal effort, GW fell behind 4-1 after a quarter and wouldn't get any closer the rest of the way in the 11-8 loss. Scherma, Tyner, Mojica and sophomore Adam Streeter also tallied goals, while Illes turned away 12 shots. Tyner forced an additional five ejections and pitched in an assist, followed by four assists, three steals and two ejections drawn by Mojica.

Release courtesy George Washington Athletic Communications


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