First Victory Over D-1 Opponent Highlights Water Polo Weekend In Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Washington & Jefferson College men's water polo team posted a 2-2 record this weekend at the Navy Invitational, including Saturday's 13-10 victory over Fordham which marked the Presidents' first-ever win against a NCAA Division I varsity program.
The Presidents (2-3) fought back from a 7-2 hole to knock off Fordham on Saturday after dropping a 22-6 decision to Johns Hopkins in the tournament opener.
On Sunday, W&J trailed Connecticut College 6-0 before rallying for a 12-11 triumph as sophomore Mike Magdic (Franklin Park, Pa./North Allegheny) scored with 4.5 seconds left. The host and 15th-ranked Midshipmen then knocked off Washington & Jefferson 28-4 in the Presidents' final match of the tournament.
Magdic also had four goals in the Fordham win, while classmate Carl Krause (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) contributed a game-high five goals. Freshman Ben McGrath (Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif./Loyola) fired in a pair of goals, while senior Joey Weiland (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) and freshman Kevin Dunigan (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) both scored once. Junior Dan Francisco (Chicago, Ill./Fenwick) was strong in net with 12 saves.
Magdic (5) and Dunigan (4) combined for three-quarters of the team goals against Connecticut College Sunday morning. Weiland netted two goals, while senior Cameron Chaves (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) found the back of the net once.
Dunigan led the offensive output in the loss to Johns Hopkins with two tallies. Krause, senior Alex Shuey (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley), sophomore Conor Crowe (King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Merion) and freshman Drew Hugenberg (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) all added one. Francisco made four saves.
Chaves pumped in two goals in the loss to the Naval Academy, while Magdic and Hugenberg tallied one. Sophomore Chris DeNunzio (Greenwich, Conn./Canterbury) totaled seven saves for the Presidents.
Washington & Jefferson opens the home portion of its 2012 schedule on Saturday when hosting Notre Dame of Ohio (4:00 pm) and Penn-State Behrend (8:00 pm) as a part of a water polo alumni weekend. Senior Night will also be celebrated prior to the 8:00 pm match.