After winning their conference title in 2017, the No. 25 Colonials are looking to take risks and compete on the national level this year.
Senior Tyler McManus is training twice a day, six days a week, in an effort to make the U.S. Olympic men’s rugby team.
Senior guard Yuta Watanabe contributed a career-high 26 points as the Colonials (3-4) mounted a second-half comeback and defeated Morgan State (4-3) 73-66.
The Colonials (3-4) never led Saturday after starting the game trailing 15–0 and allowing the Orange (6-0) to shoot 55.6 percent in the first half.
The Colonials (2-2) lost 67–65 to Rider (3-1) after turning the ball over with less than a minute to go Monday night.
The Colonials defeated the Tigers by 23 points behind 42.1 percent shooting and three players with double-digit scoring totals.
The Colonials will face Gannon at 7 p.m. Friday for their first game of the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference tournament.
Forward Bo Zeigler, a graduate transfer from South Florida, will look to use his size and athleticism to add to GW’s lineup.
Junior point guard Mei-Lyn Bautista is looking to lead with her voice as the starting point guard of the 2017-18 Colonials.
The Colonials were fueled by 21-point performances by senior guard Yuta Watanabe and sophomore guard Jair Bolden Saturday.