George Washington Defeats Johns Hopkins
• Score: George Washington-20, Johns Hopkins-10
• Records: JHU (8-5, 0-3 MAWPC) • GW (8-6, 2-2 MAWPC)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Newton White Aquatic Center
• The Short Story: Visiting George Washington jumped out to a 6-1 lead en route to a 20-10 win over the Johns Hopkins water polo team Friday night.
How it Happened
• The Colonials scored the first three goals of the game as they sprinted out to a 6-1 lead. Junior Josh Kurtz got the Blue Jays on the board at the 3:56-mark with a man-up goal. GW answered with back-to-back goals to take the five-goal lead into the break.
• Sophomore Carter Young opened the second-quarter scoring just 15 seconds in to make it a 6-2 game. But Andrew Mavis came right back 28 seconds later with his third of the game to push the lead back to five. Kurtz beat Austin Pyrch for another man-up goal with 6:42 to play in the half. But once again the visitors answered. The teams continued to trade goals throughout the period and GW led 10-5 at the half.
• George Washington got goals from Jack Kerwin and Andras Levai to open the third and push the visitors lead to seven with 5:50 to play. Sophomore Finn Banks scored back-to-back goals just 30 seconds apart to spark a three-goal spurt that saw the deficit trimmed to four three minutes later.
• The Colonials would not let the Blue Jays get any closer as they answered with a five-goal run that saw them push out to a 17-8 lead by the 5:20-mark of the fourth quarter. Freshman Stephen Schmidt ended the run with his goal at 5:09, but GW came right back with a pair. Freshman John Murphy capped the scoring with 33 ticks on the clock to account for the 20-10 final.
What it Means
• Johns Hopkins falls to 53-27 all-time against George Washington with the Colonials winning three of the last four meetings. The 30 combined goals are the most in the series since a 16-15 double overtime win by Hopkins on November 4, 2012.
Inside the Box Score
• Kurtz led the Blue Jays with a six-point outing as he poured in four goals and assisted on two others. Banks was the only other player with multiple goals (2g, 1a).
• Junior Giorgio Cico was second on the team with four points (1g, 3a) while Schmidt also had a multi-point night (1g, 1a).
• Senior John Wilson finished with 12 saves and three steals in the loss.
For the Record
• Wilson became the program’s all-time saves leader as he now has 664 career stops. He passed two-time All-American Jeremy Selbst, who finished his career in 2010 with 662 career saves. Wilson and Selbst are the only two goals in school history with 600 or more saves.
• Hopkins is back in the pool on Saturday as the Blue Jays host the Wagner Seahawks at 7:00 pm.