No. 17 Princeton Sinks Gannon to Reach Southern Championship Semifinals

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The 17th-ranked Princeton University men's water polo team won its quarterfinal game at the 2010 Southern Championship 13-4 over Gannon University on Saturday morning to earn a spot in the Southern semifinals and assure itself a spot in the upcoming Eastern Championship at Bucknell University.

Princeton raced out to a big lead in the opening half and continued to build the margin throughout the game. The Tigers led 4-0 after eight minutes and continued to build their lead until the 13-4 final. Tommy Donahue returned from injury to lead the team with three goals. Chris Cottrell, Tim Wenzlau and Kurt Buchbinder all scored twice in the win.

Mike Merlone made four saves in the opening half to earn the win and Tyler Amina stopped five shots in the second half.

Princeton, the tournament's second seed, will now play third-seeded Johns Hopkins University in this afternoon's semifinals. The game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Princeton is 15-7 overall.

Release courtesy Princeton Athletic Communications

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