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Water Polo Set To Host CWPA Southern Division Championship Beginning On Friday

Will Weggeland has registered points in 13 of Navy's last 14 games

Nov. 7, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy water polo team will look to carry over its late season momentum when it hosts the CWPA Southern Division Championship beginning on Friday. The three-day tournament will consist of 12 teams playing 20 games at the Naval Academy's Lejeune Hall. The fifth-seeded Midshipmen start their quest for their 14th CWPA Southern Division title on Friday at 9 p.m. when they host the 12th-seeded PSU Behrend squad.

Admission to the entire tournament is free.

Last Time Out

The Navy water polo team (13-14, 2-6 CWPA South) went 3-0 during home play last weekend at Scott Natatorium. The Mids scored a pair of important CWPA Southern divisional wins on Saturday with a 16-12 win over George Washington and a 12-8 decision against Johns Hopkins. They began their successful weekend with a 14-9 win over Mercyhurst on Friday night.

For the trio of games, junior Thomas Patterson led Navy with 11 points on seven goals and four assists. A quartet of other high-scoring Midshipmen played leading roles in the team's offensive success over the three games: Carpenter Warren (7g-1a-8p), Carl Dowzicky (6g-2a-8p), Jack Finch (1g-7a-8p) and Sean McDonald (6g-1a-7p).

In goal, sophomore keeper Garrett Sabesky made 43 saves, had seven steals and allowed just 29 goals over the set of games.

In recognition of their success, Patterson and Sabesky were selected as the CWPA Player and Defensive Player of the Week.



Scouting Penn State Behrend (First Round Opponent)

#12 Seed - Lions (0-23)

PSU Behrend comes in to the CWPA Southern Division Championship in search of its first win of 2013. Though winless, the Lions have been competitive recently with a pair of losses in the their last three games coming by just three goals.

The team is led offensive by a trio of 40-plus point scorers: Justin Vink (26g-20a), Logan McCarthy (35g-10a) and Matt Johnson (28g-15a).

Ty Elder has seen all of the action in goal for the Lions. The sophomore goalie has made 302 total saves with 64 steals.

PSU Behrend and Navy have met earlier in the season as part of the Navy Open in September. The Mids cruised to a 27-3 win over the Lions on the strength of hat tricks by Sean McDonald, Will Weggeland and Patrick Geer.

Navy versus the field

The Mids have played six of the competitors in this weekend's 12-team field during their 2013 regular season. Navy posted a 4-6 record versus those six programs.

 Sept. 7 - PSU Behrend - W, 27-3

Sept. 21 - Bucknell - L, 8-6

Sept. 21 - Princeton - L, 12-7

Sept. 22 - at George Washington - L, 14-13

Sept. 22 - at Johns Hopkins - L, 22-17

Oct. 12 - at Bucknell - L, 11-10

Oct. 12 - at Princeton - L, 16-11

Nov. 1 - Mercyhurst - W, 13-9

Nov. 2 - George Washington - W, 16-12

Nov. 2 - Johns Hopkins - W, 12-8

Quoting the Coach

Interim Head Coach Stanicic on this weekend's competition...

"This is what we have worked for. If we want to keep extending our season, there can be no more slip-ups and opportunities left on the table. We've had some really good practices this week and I believe that we will show that last four games were not a fluke.  That said, I cannot recall Southerns ever being this strong and no one is going to be an easy opponent. We're looking forward to this weekend."


Complete Schedule

All contests to be held at Lejeune Hall

Friday, November 8, 2013

G1 - 5:00 p.m.            (8) Gannon vs. (9) Notre Dame College

2 - 6:20 p.m.            (7) Washington & Jefferson vs. (10) Monmouth College

3 - 7:40 p.m.            (6) George Washington vs. (11) Salem International

4 - 9:00 p.m.            (5) Navy vs. (12) Penn State-Behrend

Saturday, November 9, 2013

5 - 9:00 a.m.            (1) Princeton vs. G1 Winner

6 - 10:20 a.m.            (2) Bucknell vs. G2 Winner

7 - 11:40 a.m.            (3) Mercyhurst vs. G3 Winner

8 - 1:00 p.m.            (4) Johns Hopkins vs. G4 Winner

9 - 2:20 p.m.            G1 Loser vs. G4 Loser

10 - 3:40 p.m.            G2 Loser vs. G3 Loser

11 - 5:00 p.m.            G5 Loser vs. G8 Loser

12 - 6:20 p.m.            G6 Loser vs. G7 Loser

13 - 7:40 p.m.            G5 Winner vs. G8 Winner

14 - 9:00 p.m.            G6 Winner vs. G7 Winner

Sunday, November 10, 2013

15 - 9:00 a.m.            G9 Loser vs. G10 Loser - 11th Place

16 - 10:20 a.m.            G9 Winner vs. G10 Winner - 9th Place

17 - 11:40 a.m.            G11 Loser vs. G12 Loser - 7th Place

18 - 1:00 p.m.            G11 Winner vs. G12 Winner - 5th Place

19 - 2:20 p.m.            G13 Loser vs. G14 Loser - 3rd Place

20 - 3:40 p.m.            G13 Winner vs. G14 Winner - 1st Place




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