Score: at Gannon 19, Monmouth (Ill.) 9
Records: Gannon (6-6, 3-2 CWPA), Monmouth (Ill.) (3-7, 1-4 CWPA)
Location: Erie, Pa. – Carneval Athletic Pavilion Pool
The Short Story: The Gannon men’s water polo team captured a 19-9 victory over Monmouth (Ill.) in Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Southern Division – West Region action at the Carneval Athletic Pavilion Pool Sunday afternoon. The Golden Knights captured the win after taking a 12-4 lead at the end of the first half. Nine Golden Knights recorded at least one goal as the team clinched its fourth win in five matches.
SCORES BY QUARTER (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – TOTAL)
Gannon (5 – 7 – 4 – 3 – 19)
Monmouth (Ill.) (1 – 3 – 3 – 2 – 9)
– Gannon earned a 5-1 lead over the Fighting Scots in the first quarter. Heading into the break, the Golden Knights secured a 12-4 advantage over the visitors with senior Jake Ouellette (San Diego, Calif. / Scripps Ranch) scoring two tallies in the second stanza.
– Pushing the Golden Knights’ lead to 16-7 in the third quarter, sophomore Marko Sadikovic (Stara Zeleznicka Konlonija, Yugoslavia/ Svetozar Markovic) beat the buzzer with his third of the afternoon.
– The Golden Knights added three goals to secure the 19-9 win over the Fighting Scots.
– Sadikovic led the Golden Knights with four goals followed by junior Adam Wolf (Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington) and freshman Gilberto Millan (Gilberto Millan (Carolina, Puerto Rico / Colegio San Jose) each recording three goals.
– Ouellette, senior Nathan Bean (Houston, Texas / Cypress Creek) and senior Cody Sherman (Erie, Pa. / McDowell) each finished with two goals. Sophomore Michael Squeglia (Erie, Pa. / Cathedral Prep), freshmanKyle Rodewald (Carona Del Mar, Calif. / Carona Del Mar) and senior Louis Weyand (Erie, Pa. / McDowell)added a goal each.
– For the second straight match, the win was collected by committee in goal. The trio of Ouellette, junior Xavier Augustyniak (Erie, Pa. / Cathedral Prep) and sophomore Danny Schneider (Fullerton, Calif. / Troy) each recorded time in net. Ouellette pulled in three blocks while Augustyniak and Schnieder each registered two blocks.
Marko Sadikovic (4)
Gilberto Millan (3)
Adam Wolf (3)
Nathan Bean (2)
Jake Ouellette (2)
Cody Sherman (2)
Kyle Rodewald (1)
Mike Squeglia (1)
Louis Weyand (1)
Jake Ouellette (3)
Xavier Augustyniak (2)
Danny Schneider (2)
Gannon will host the Gannon Tournament Nov. 1, at the Carneval Athletic Pavilion featuring the host Golden Knights, rival Mercyhurst and Salem International. A complete listing of the schedule will be released soon on