#5 Men's Water Polo Rolls Over Wagner, 22-6

#5 Men's Water Polo Rolls Over Wagner, 22-6

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 5 Pacific men's water polo team posted another lopsided win at the Brown Bruno Classic, downing Wagner, 22-6, behind five more goals from Kale Ai.

Devon Thumwood added four goals, while Engin Age Colak scored three times. Derek Clappis, Luke Pavillard, Andres Schmidt and Ben Stevenson each posted two goals while Lucas Hastie and Wyatt Barker also scored.

Engin Age Colak opened the scoring on the Tigers first possession, and Kale Ai followed for a 2-0 lead. Thumwood added a 6-on-5 goal, and Colak tallied again as the Tigers led 4-0 after the first quarter.

In the second, Matthew Miller broke through for the Seahawks. Ai answered right back with a goal off the assist from Thumwood. Andres Schmidt followed with a goal for a 6-1 lead. The Seahawks picked up a goal from Jasmin Kolasinac before Thumwood converted a five-meter penalty. Ai tallied another goal and Stevenson scored twice to stretch the margin to 10-2. Thumwood closed the half with his third goal of the game for an 11-2 lead.

Barker scored his first goal in the third and Ai tallied two more goals for a 14-2 advantage. After goals by Derek Claps and Lucas Hastie, Pacific carried a 16-2 lead after three.

Ciaran Wolohan tallied for Wagner to open the fourth and Thumwood picked up his fourth before Colak's third goal of the game made it 18-3. Pavillard, who had four assists on the Tigers' first 18 goals, then hit the back of the net for a 19-3. Pavillard scored again to hit 20 before Miller answered for the Seahawks. Clappis tallied again but Oscar Nomura scored for Wagner. Schmidt posted his second goal before Miller's third settled on the final margin of 22-6.

John Hedges made 12 saves in goal for the Tigers in the first 28:02, surrounding four goals. Ethan Hansen made one save in the final 3:58.
 
The Tigers improve to 2-0 on the young season, winning by a combined 45-11.

Ai has tallied 11 goals in two games, on 12 total shots.

Pacific is back in action on Sunday at 5:10 a.m. PT against No. 15 Brown and wrap the Bruno Classic against No. 19 St. Francis Brooklyn at 11:30 a.m. PT