Men’s water polo finishes

Bernard Garwig, Sports editor

The Mercyhurst men’s water polo team lost to Gannon University in the third place game at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Championships.

The Lakers fell 4-14 in the consolation game of the tournament, held at Cathedral Prep in Erie.

“It is always a great atmosphere playing against Gannon,” senior Philip Jenny said. “No matter the location, we always have a good crowd behind us and so do they. It really helps to bring a lot of energy in the atmosphere.”

While the Lakers won the first game of the tournament against Connecticut College (13-7), they lost 12-13 to Salem University in a close series that put them out of contention for the top spot.

“The season went pretty well, I had high hopes coming into the season but unfortunately we didn’t make it as far as I would have hoped,” Jenny said. “Which is to Easterns, the next conference championship. We have made it all of my last three years besides this one, that is due to the competition in our conference progressively becoming more competitive since I have gotten here.”

Overall, the Lakers finished 13-11 on the season and 4-2 in the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference. “My favorite part of this season would have to be playing with eight of the 10 seniors I started with at Mercyhurst,” Jenny said. “It is really phenomenal to have nine of us stay the entire four years. It has been quite a run with all of them the past four years. I also loved being able to travel to two new pools and cities this past season. It has always been my favorite part of college athletics to travel to new cities with teammates.”

Editor-in-Chief Lauren Abbott contributed to this report