Water Polo Opens with 2-2 Showing at Navy Invitational

Rams Defeat Concordia (Calif.) and Gannon, Timmy Will Sets Single Game Saves Record

Alex Powell

Sept. 7, 2008

Annapolis, Md. - The Fordham water polo squad opened the 2008 season at the Navy Invitational where the Rams split four matches, defeating Concordia (Calif.) and Gannon on day two while falling to Navy and Bucknell on the first day.

In the Rams' first game of the tournament, Timmy Will set a modern day school record with 19 saves but it wasn't enough as Fordham fell to the host school, 16-6. Will bested the previous record of 18 saves in a game, set by P.J. Toolan against U.S.M.M.A in 2002, and bettered his career-high of 15, set against George Washington last fall.

Todd Conway led the offense against Navy, picking up a pair of goals while Alex Powell, Tim Simo, Ryan Hultman and Daniel Munoz each added a goal.

In the second match on Saturday, the Rams fell to Bucknell, 16-8. Powell led the Fordham attack with three goals while Conway added two and Hultman, Munoz and Jakob Muller each scored once. Will made ten saves in net for Fordham.

The Rams then picked up their first win of the year on Sunday, defeating Concordia (Calif.) in their first game of the day, 11-8. Fordham led from start to finish as Powell notched five goals and Andrew Dentinger added a pair of tallies. Luke Forand, Niko Filipi, Mark Connor and Muller also scored for Fordham while Will made nine saves.

In their final game of the tournament, the Rams upended Gannon, 9-6, behind two goals from both Andrew McKernin and Conway. Ryan Buckley, Scott Nemecek, Powell, Simo and Forand also scored for Fordham while Will recorded 13 saves.

The Rams will next be in action on Saturday, September 13th, as they travel to Boston to face Washington and Jefferson at 10:00 a.m. and California Baptist at 2:30 p.m. at MIT.

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