No. 15 Air Force Goes 3-1 On East Coast Road Trip

    Sophomore David Ostrom
    Sophomore David Ostrom

    Oct. 21, 2007

    Annapolis, Md. - With a four-game road trip hosted by Navy, the 15th-ranked Air Force water polo team put together a 3-1 record on the weekend, defeating George Washington, No. 20 Princeton and No. 16 Bucknell, while falling to the 11th-ranked host Midshipmen. At the end of the weekend, the Falcons now sit at 10-12 overall on the season.

    Air Force started out the weekend against George Washington, taking a 3-2 lead after one period. With the rest of the contest evenly matched, the Falcons held on to a 6-5 victory. Senior Justin Berry (Windermere, Fla.) and sophomore Jack Hines (Riverside, Calif.) each tallied two goals in the win for Air Force, while Clark Condict (Sr., Irvine, Calif.) and Bobby Geiger (Fr., Buellton, Calif.) notched a goal each. In addition, sophomore goalkeeper David Ostrom (Mission Viejo, Calif.) tallied a weekend-high 12 saves in the win.

    Next up for the Falcons was a meeting with Navy. While the score was tied, 1-1, at the end of the opening quarter, the Midshipmen were able to take a 4-2 lead at the half before grabbing the 10-7 victory. Condict was the Falcons' leading scorer against Navy, recording four goals, while Berry, Geiger and Tyler Hewko (Jr., Laguna Hills, Calif.) added the other Air Force goals.

    The first game on Sunday pitted Air Force against 20th-ranked Princeton. The Falcons led early and rode their 4-2 first-half advantage to a 7-5 victory over the Tigers. Condict was again Air Force's high scorer with three goals, while Berry and Hewko added two scores each.

    The weekend wrapped up for Air Force with a meeting against No. 16 Bucknell. The first period ended in a tie, but Air Force took the advantage in the second period, going into intermisison with a 5-4 lead. The Falcons, led by three scores from sophomore Alex Churnside (Orange, Calif.), held on for the 8-6 victory. Condict and Berry added two goals each, while Geiger pitched in the final score for Air Force.



    After taking next weekend off, the Falcons wrap up the regular season Nov. 3-4 with four conference games, taking on Loyola Marymount, Chapman, La Verne and Claremont.

    No. 15 Air Force 6, George Washington 5
    Air Force 3 2 0 1 6
    GWU 2 2 0 1 5
    AF Scoring: Berry 2, Hines 2, Condict, Geiger
    GWU Scoring: N/A

    No. 11 Navy 10, No. 15 Air Force 7
    Air Force 1 1 2 3 7
    Navy 1 3 3 3 10
    AF Scoring: Condict 4, Berry, Hewko, Geiger
    Navy Scoring: N/A

    No. 15 Air Force 7, No. 20 Princeton 5
    Air Force 2 2 2 1 7
    Princeton 1 1 2 1 5
    AF Scoring: Condict 3, Berry 2, Hewko 2
    Princeton Scoring: N/A

    No. 15 Air Force 8, No. 16 Bucknell 6
    Air Force 2 3 2 1 8
    Bucknell 2 2 2 0 6
    AF Scoring: Churnside 3, Condict 2, Berry 2, Geiger
    BU Scoring: N/A

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