W&J Men's Water Polo Falls to GW in Tournament Finale
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Freshman Nick Scherma fired in five goals to lead Division I George Washington to a 21-11 men’s water polo triumph over Washington and Jefferson on Saturday afternoon at the CWPA North/South Tournament.
The Presidents (2-4) dropped all three matches at the Naval Academy this weekend, including a pair to Division I opponents.
Nate Little and Daniel Tyner both added four-goal games for the Colonials (4-5), who led 12-5 at halftime and then poured in eight goals during the third quarter.
W&J was led by freshman Mike Magdic (Franklin Park, Pa./North Allegheny), who collected three goals and one assist. Senior Andy Rish (North East, Pa./Cathedral Prep) also had a hat trick to cap off an eight-goal weekend.
Sophomore Nick Thorneloe (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) notched a two-goal effort, while junior Joey Weiland (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) supplied one goal and two assists.
Freshman Carl Krause (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) added one goal and one assist, while junior Mike Johnson (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) netted a goal. Sophomore Brendan Lesniak (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Barrington) dished out two assists.
Freshman Chris DeNunzio (Greenwich, Conn./Canterbury) played three quarters in goal and finished with nine saves.
W&J opens its home schedule Friday evening when it hosts Gannon at the Henry Memorial Natatorium at 7:30 pm. The game is part of the college’s “Red Out” Series and also will serves as the Presidents’ Senior Night.