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Johns Hopkins Rolls to 13-1 Win Over La Salle

Sept. 17, 2017

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The Basics
• Score: Johns Hopkins-13, La Salle-1
• Records: JHU (8-2) • LSU (0-8)
• Location: Lewisburg, PA • Kinney Natatorium
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins water polo team scored the final 12 goals of the game in a 13-1 win over La Salle on Sunday morning at the Bucknell Invitational.

How it Happened
• Senior Jono Gillette scored the game's first goal in what turned out to be the only goal of the first quarter at 5:43.
• The Explorers tied the game at one just 46 seconds into the second with a strike from Ash Lyne. The Blue Jays answered with goals from juniors Giorgio Cico and Josh Kurtz to take a 3-1 lead into the half. • Hopkins exploded with five goals, from five different players, in the third quarter to storm out to an 8-1 lead.
• The Blue Jays picked up right where they left off with another five-goal performance in the fourth quarter. Freshman John Murphy accounted for two of the Jays' five goals in the quarter as they took the 13-1 win.

What it Means
• Head coach Ted Bresnahan now has 397 career wins as he needs just three wins to reach the 400-win mark. He would be just the second active head coach at Hopkins to reach 400 career wins, joining Blue Jay baseball coach Bob Babb.
• Hopkins improves to 2-0 against La Salle and has held the Explorers to a total of six goals in their two meetings.
• This is the second time this season that Hopkins has held an opponent to just one goal. JHU beat Washington & Jefferson by the same score in the season opener on September.

Inside the Box Score
• Murphy led the Blue Jays with three goals for his first career hat trick. Cico totaled four points (2g, 2a) while Kurtz and freshman Nico Ivanov had three points each.
• Junior Spencer Witte made a career-high 12 saves and also grabbed two steals to earn the win.

Up Next
• Johns Hopkins opens Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference play on Saturday with a pair of home games versus Fordham (10:00 am) and 18th-ranked Bucknell (3:00 pm).