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Senior Day Ahead for No. 17 Men's Water Polo This Saturday

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 10/17/2012
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The No. 17 Princeton men's water polo team will conclude the 2012 regular season home schedule this weekend with a Saturday, Oct. 20 double feature at DeNunzio Pool. The action begins with Iona at 10 a.m., followed by a 7 p.m. meeting with Southern Division-East rival George Washington.

The Tigers' game versus GWU will mark the program's annual Senior Day ceremony, honoring the careers of the Class of 2013: Tommy DonahueJack Ruth, Billy Tifft and Tim Wenzlau.

Princeton is coming off a 1-2 weekend, seeing its lone victory, 14-6, on Oct. 13 versus Johns Hopkins. Behind a four-goal effort from Kayj Shannon and a 13-save performance by goalie Alex Gow, the Tigers improved to 2-0 versus the Blue Jays this season. Princeton (10-10, 4-3 Southern) opened the afternoon with an overtime thriller versus then-No. 14 Navy. After a fourth quarter rally to force overtime, the Tigers were edged 14-13.

The following evening in Lewisburg, Pa., host-Bucknell employed a 3-0 first quarter run to hand the Tigers a 10-9 loss. Princeton's Donahue evened things up with 49 seconds left in regulation, but the Bison struck 10 seconds later with the game-winner.

Saturday's meeting with the Iona Gaels (6-13, 2-3 Northern) will be the second this season between both teams. At the North-South Invite on Sept. 15, the Tigers bested the Gaels, 16-6, seeing hat tricks from Sam Butler, Drew Hoffenberg, Connor Still and Matt Weber. Since that meeting just over a month ago, Iona has gone 5-9. Jake Lloyd leads the offense with 24 goals, while goalie Stefan Hill has a 13.81 goals against average with 64 saves and 107 goals against.

George Washington heads to Princeton following a midweek matchup with Johns Hopkins at home. The Colonials (9-11, 1-4 Southern) currently are riding a two-game skid and will face Iona prior to squaring off with the Tigers Saturday. Both Princeton and George Washington met earlier this season in D.C., with the Tigers dropping GWU, 7-5, on Sept. 22. Colonial goaltender Cameron Illes has 215 saves, 210 goals against and a 11.83 goals against average over 71 quarters played to lead the defensive charge. In the field, Nate Little headlines the offense with 40 goals and Brian Mojica is the assist leader with 36.

The Tigers head next to New Haven, Conn. for the Yale-hosted Ivy League Championship from Oct. 28-29. Princeton has a first round bye and will play an opponent to be determined at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. 

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