Men’s water polo’s record-setting season came to a close in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championship Thursday night.
The Colonials started the season shaky from beyond the arc, averaging just 43.5 points per game in GW’s first four matches.
Head coach Brian Thomas said the team’s 17 new freshmen will help him develop a program that competes year round.
The Colonials will face off against No. 2 UCLA in an effort to extend their historic season to the semifinals of the NCAA Championship.
Vermont ended the night shooting at a 52.1 percent pace while holding GW to 31.7 percent shooting from the field.
A large chunk of GW’s scoring came from free points – the Colonials picked up a season-high 29 points from the free throw line on the night.
The last time GW and Vermont met, head coach Maurice Joseph was on the court as a Catamount.
The Colonials will have a tall order guarding Towson’s potent scorer, but the rest of Towson’s roster is putting up comparable numbers to GW’s squad.
The Colonials (1-5) led by as many as 32 points in the 70–43 victory over the Jaspers (2-4) and every eligible GW player saw time on the court.
The Colonials trailed by as many as four goals against Princeton before exploding with a six-goal scoring run to send the game into overtime and pull out the win.