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Johns Hopkins Falls to Fordham, 13-10, in League Opener

Sept. 23, 2017

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The Basics
• Score: Fordham-13, Johns Hopkins-10
• Records: JHU (8-3, 0-1 MAWP) • FU (5-3, 1-0, MAWPC)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Newton White Aquatic Center
• The Short Story: Visiting Fordham used a six-goal run to fuel a come-from-behind 13-10 win over the Johns Hopkins water polo team Saturday morning in both teams’ Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) opener.

How it Happened
• Seniors Jono Gillette and junior Giorgio Cico staked Hopkins to an early 2-1 lead with 3:06 to play in the opening quarter. Fordham answered with three straight goals, from three different players, to take a 4-2 lead early in the second quarter.
• Sophomore Finn Banks converted a five-meter shot at the 5:13-mark to cut the deficit to one. Jake Miller-Tolt answered for the Rams to push the lead back to two with 3:37 to play.
• Gillette scored with 1:06 to go in the second to spark a five-goal Blue Jay ran that saw JHU go up 8-5 at 5:57 in the third. Massimiliano Mirarchi got two quick goals midway through the period to cut the deficit to one. Miller-Tolt scored with 1:02 to play to knot the score and then 30 seconds later, Ethan Vandeventer gave the visitors the lead, 9-8.
• Mirarchi scored back-to-back goals to open the final quarter and Fordham led 11-8 with 5:51 to go. Junior Ryan Masi sandwiched a pair of goals around one from Miller-Tolt and the Blue Jays trailed 12-10 with 1:27 left. Cole Donelly capped the scoring and gave the Rams a 13-10 lead with 41 ticks on the clock.

What it Means
• Hopkins falls to 19-5 all-time against Fordham, which has won the last two meetings and three of the last four.

Inside the Box Score
• Cico, Gillette, Masi and junior Josh Kurtz all had two-goal, one-assist performances for the Blue Jays. Banks also had two goals in the loss.
• Masi had three steals to go with his three points. Senior John Wilson tied his career high with 18 saves and also had three steals.

For the Record
• Wilson now has 644 career saves, 18 shy of the school record held by Jeremy Selbst.

Up Next
• Hopkins is back in the pool at 3:00 pm against 17th-ranked Bucknell in MAWPC action.