Sports in Brief

Pair of freshmen honored

Two GW freshman goalkeepers won honors this week for their outstanding performances as first-year players.

Cameron Illes of the men’s water polo team was named the CWPA Southern Division Rookie of the Week, while men’s soccer’s Brendan Lafferty earned the Atlantic 10’s Co-Rookie of the Week, with both awards being announced Tuesday.

Illes racked up 26 saves during last weekend’s Navy Open, 11 of which came in the Colonials’ 10-6 win over Queens (N.Y.) Sunday. GW finished the two-day event 2-2 and Illes also chipped in three steals and two assists.

Lafferty recorded a shutout in his first career start against Howard Saturday, saving all four of the Bison’s shots on goal in the game. The New York native, who was also named to the A-10’s Preseason All-Rookie Team, also played at the end of GW’s 2-0 loss to American last week and did not allow a goal.

Upcoming Games

Men’s soccer
vs. No. 11 California, Berkeley, Calif., Friday, 7 p.m.

Women’s soccer
vs. Robert Morris, Mount Vernon, Friday, 4 p.m.

Men’s water polo
vs. No. 13 UC-San Diego, Annapolis, Md., Friday, 3:45 p.m.

vs. Harvard, Princeton, N.J., Saturday, 8:45 a.m.
vs. Fordham, Princeton, N.J., Saturday, 5:15 p.m.
vs. MIT, Princeton, N.J., Sunday, 11:45 a.m.
vs. No. 16 Santa Clara, Princeton, N.J., Sunday, 4:45 p.m.

vs. Princeton, Philadelphia, Friday, 5 p.m.
vs. UMBC, Philadelphia, Saturday, 1 p.m.
vs. Villanova, Philadelphia, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Men’s tennis
Virginia Invitational, Charlottesville, Va., Friday-Sunday, all day

Cross country
Navy Open, Annapolis, Md., Saturday, 9:45 a.m.

Men’s golf
Navy Fall Classic, Annapolis, Md., Saturday-Sunday, all day

Number Crunch: 54

The number of seconds between the men’s soccer team’s first two goals against UDC. Senior Erick Perez-Segnini scored the first and senior Andy Stadler added the second.

The Last Word

“I thought we were close to perfect on defense. We had one small breakdown and they capitalized on it.”
– Women’s soccer goalkeeper Lindsey Rowe on her team’s 1-0 loss to Georgetown

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