Bears vow to ‘stay hungry’ after two more victories

Sports Staff Writer
Monday, October 1, 2012

The men’s water polo team extended its winning streak to eight games after defeating Iona College 14-11 and Fordham University 17-7 this weekend on the road. With the victories, Bruno improved its record to 17-2 overall.

Though the game against the Gaels (3-9) was even at the midpoint, Bruno turned in a strong performance in the second half to secure the victory. Ryan Gladych ’13 said the team was focused on limiting their number of mistakes, because “in high level play, one mistake can cost us the game.”

Against Fordham (2-13), the Bears quickly took a lead and maintained their dominance throughout the match. Captain Svetozar Stefanovic ’13 led the offensive onslaught with five goals, followed by another three from Cyrus Mojdehi ‘12.5.

Aware of the difficulties involved with playing on the road, the Bears focused on turning in a high performance. 

“It’s always tough playing in a hostile environment, especially twice in one day,” Mojdehi said. “Fortunately, we were able to dominate so we could get those two wins.”

Despite their success, the team is not concerned about complacency. “We’re trying to play each game like it’s a (Collegiate Water Polo Association) Eastern Championship,” Gladych said. 

The team is now preparing for its upcoming Oct. 11 match-up against Harvard and the following week’s Santa Clara Invitational. 

“We are going to focus on tactics more and more as the culmination of the season is approaching,” Stefanovic said. “We are motivated to stay undefeated in the California tournament and stay hungry.”

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