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No. 15 Menís Water Polo Rolls to 17-7 Win versus GW in Southern Finale

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 10/25/2013
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The No. 15 Princeton men’s water polo team concluded Southern Division-East play with a 17-7 victory over George Washington Friday at DeNunzio Pool. The victory improves the Tigers to 15-4, 7-1 Southern on the year, while dropping the Colonials to 10-8, 3-3 Southern.

Princeton will conclude the home slate on Saturday with a doubleheader versus Northern Division rivals Fordham at 11:30 a.m. and Iona at 4:30 p.m. Prior to the Iona game the Tigers will host their annual Senior Day ceremony honoring the Class of 2014.

Jovan Jeremic had a team-high four goals, while Sam Butler, Drew Hoffenberg and Bret Hinrichs each notched a pair.

In a game where the offense was in the driver’s seat, the Tigers distributed the ball well and both Kurt Buchbinder and Hoffenberg finished with team-best three assists apiece.

On the defensive end, Alex Gow made eight saves on 14 shots on frame over his three quarters of work to improve to 8-3 on the year. In the field, Nelson made three steals to lead Princeton’s nine-steal effort.

The Tigers managed the game and lead throughout, going up 5-2 after the first quarter. Building up its momentum, Princeton extended its advantage with a five-goal second quarter to hold a 10-3 lead at the break.

Any GW attempt to slow down the Tigers was ineffective, as Princeton’s scoring by quarters again came with a five-goal third and a 15-5 lead.

Still in command, but with its foot off the scoring pedal Princeton closed out the game with a 2-2 fourth quarter to close out the game with a 10-point victory.

No. 15 Princeton: 5 – 5 – 5 – 2 – 17
George Washington: 2 – 1 – 2 – 2 – 7

Goals: Nelson 2, Fink 1, Butler 2, Shannon 1, Hoffenberg 2, Buchbinder 1, Pugliese 1, Hinrichs 2, Jeremic 4, Kuprenas 1
Assists: Fink 1, Butler 1, Hoffenberg 3, Buchbinder 3, Kuprenas 1
Steals: Nelson 3, Galainena 1, Fink 1, Butler 1, Hoffenberg 1, Pugliese 1, Hinrichs 1
Saves: Gow (24:00) 8, Amina (4:09) 2, Byrne (3:51) 2

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Friday
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- 07:00 PM
February
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Saturday
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- 11:30 AM
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- 07:30 PM
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Sunday
W. Water Polo
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- 10:00 AM
February
14
Saturday
W. Water Polo
vs. Wagner (Bison Invitational)
- 03:00 PM
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vs. Long Beach State (Bison Invitational)
- 08:00 PM
February
15
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. St. Francis (Bison Invitational)
- 01:00 PM
February
21
Saturday
W. Water Polo
vs. TBA (Ivy League Championship)
- TBA
February
22
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. TBA (Ivy League Championship)
- TBA
February
28
Saturday
W. Water Polo
at Bucknell
- 09:00 AM
W. Water Polo
vs. Hartwick
- 02:20 PM
March
01
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. Gannon
- 11:40 AM
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vs. Mercyhurst
- 5:30 PM
March
07
Saturday
W. Water Polo
vs. Marist (Harvard Invitational)
- 10:15 AM
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- 5:30 PM
March
08
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. Iona (Harvard Invitational)
- 11:45 AM
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14
Saturday
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