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George Washington Defeats Johns Hopkins

Sept. 29, 2017

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The Basics
• 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.

Up Next
• Hopkins is back in the pool on Saturday as the Blue Jays host the Wagner Seahawks at 7:00 pm.