Final Home Weekend, Senior Day Due Up for No. 15 Menís Water Polo
The No. 15 Princeton men’s water polo team concludes the home half of the 2013 schedule this weekend with a three-game stanza. The Tigers (14-4, 6-1 Southern) will conclude Southern Division play versus George Washington (10-7, 3-2 Southern) on Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. The next day Princeton will host Fordham (11-10, 3-5 Northern) at 11:30 a.m. and Iona (4-18, 3-5 Northern) at 4:30 p.m.
Last Time Out:
• Princeton is coming off a thrilling 13-12 victory over Brown to capture the Ivy League Championship on Oct. 20.
• As the No. 1 seed in the tournament, the Tigers earned an automatic berth into the semifinals.
• They defeated club affiliate Penn, 20-15, in the semifinals.
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Southern Division Title:
• The Tigers captured the regular season Southern Division-East title behind their 6-1 record.
• Princeton will enter the Southern Division Championship at Navy from Nov. 8-10 as the No. 1 seed.
• The Tigers have won seven Southern Championships in program history, last winning it in 2011.
Thanks for the Memories!:
• This weekend marks the final home contests for the graduating senior class.
• Prior to their game versus Iona, the program will honor the Class of 2014 in their annual Senior Day ceremony.
• The Class of 2014 features: Tyler Amina, Kurt Buchbinder, Ben Dearborn, A.J. Galainena, Constantine Nakos, Matt Pugliese and Alex Rafter.
The National Scene:
• The Tigers remained tabbed at No. 15 in the national top-20 for the second consecutive week.
• Princeton collected 29 points towards its ranking.
• This season the Tigers are 1-3 versus ranked teams. All three losses came to squads ranked No. 7 or higher at the time of the meeting.
Trending Now: Princeton is outscoring opponents 191-169 on the year.
Scouting George Washington:
• Third-place George Washington enters Friday’s meeting with a 10-7, 3-2 Southern record.
• The Colonials have gone 1-4 over their last five games.
• Three GW players have scored 35 or more goals with Daniel Tyner’s 41 leading the offense. He also has 24 assists and 20 steals over 17 contests.
• Connor Dillion has served as the team’s primary goalie, tallying 132 saves, a 0.446 saves percentage, 164 goals against and a 10.75 goals against average.
• In the first meeting this season between Princeton and GW, the Tigers earned a 9-5 win on Sept. 22 in Washington, D.C.
• Princeton owns the all-time series versus George Washington, 33-1. The Tigers are perfect at home with a 22-0 record.
• Fordham heads to Princeton holding an 11-10, 3-5 Northern record.
• The Rams have lost their last three games, including a most recent 10-8 loss to Iona on Oct. 23.
• Fordham is 0-5 versus ranked opponents on the year.
• Princeton owns the all-time series versus Fordham, 10-0, playing nine of those contests at DeNunzio Pool.
• Iona snapped its three-game losing skid with a win over Fordham last week to improve to 4-18, 3-5 Northern on the year.
• Iona is 0-6 versus ranked opponents on the year.
• Jake Lloyd leads the Gael offense with 54 goals, along with 12 assists and 15 steals.
• Goalie Stefen Hill has 186 saves, a 0.42 saves percentage, 253 goals against and an 11.50 goals against average over 21 games.
• In their first meeting this season, the Tigers topped the Gaels 11-6 on Sept. 15 at DeNunzio.
• Princeton owns the all-time series versus Iona, 18-0, including going 12-0 at home.