Sports in Brief

Volleyball goes 2-1

The GW women’s volleyball team won two of its three games at this weekend’s Villanova Invitational to improve their record to 5-4.

The Colonials narrowly knocked off Princeton Friday in their first contest at the event, rallying to win 3-2 after dropping the match’s opening two sets. The match lasted more than two hours and the third set alone included 21 ties and 10 lead changes.

Saturday saw GW split its two decisions, defeating UMBC 3-1 before falling to host Villanova by the same score to end the weekend.

Golf finishes sixth

Led by senior Cole Turner and junior Brendan Barrack, GW’s men’s golf team placed sixth among 17 teams at this weekend’s Navy Open in Annapolis, Md.

Turner and Barrack each shot four over par for the two-day event, tying them for 19th among the 91 individual players. Junior Tyler Wendelken shot five above par.

The Colonials finished highest among Atlantic 10 teams, with Saint Joseph’s, Temple and La Salle finishing seventh, eleventh and seventeenth, respectively.

Water polo drops five

The GW men’s water polo team was swept in this weekend’s two-day, four-game Princeton Invitational in Princeton, N.J.

After beginning the weekend with a 12-7 loss to Harvard Saturday, the Colonials headed to overtime against Fordham before ultimately falling 10-9.

Sunday’s action was not any more favorable for GW, as the team fell to MIT and No. 16 Santa Clara by scores of 10-7 and 11-7, respectively.

The Colonials also lost 15-4 to No. 13 UC-San Diego Friday in Annapolis, Md.

Hogan, Stern finish in top 20 at Navy Invite

Senior Megan Hogan and junior Jessica Stern finished in 17th and 18th place, respectively, at Saturday’s Navy Invite in Annapolis, Md.

Hogan finished the 6-kilometer race with a time of 23:37, one second ahead of Stern. The GW women’s cross country team finished fifth at the eight-team event, while the men’s cross country team did the same on their side of the competition.

Senior Dan Cartica paced the Colonials on the men’s side with a 26:00.20 mark in the 8-kilometer run, good for 22nd place.

Number Crunch: 11

The national ranking of the GW men’s soccer team’s Friday opponent, California. The Golden Bears defeated the Colonials 4-0 as part of the Cal Legacy Classic.

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