Oct. 10, 2008
BALTIMORE, MD - Senior Peter Davis (Riverside, CT/Greenwich) paced the Johns Hopkins water polo team with five goals in a 16-8 win over visiting George Washington Friday night. The Blue Jays improve to 9-11 overall and 1-4 in the CWPA Southern Division, while the Colonials slip to 7-14 and 1-4 in the CWPA. The win was the 11th straight over the Colonials for the Blue Jays.
Hopkins jumped on top of the visitors early, taking a 3-0 lead at the end of the first. Davis sandwiched a pair around junior co-captain Alex Bond (North Wales, PA/Germantown Academy) and senior Chris Hutchens (Granite Bay, CA/Bellarmine Prep) made three saves in the goal to give the Blue Jays a 3-0 lead. Hopkins pushed its lead to five with back-to-back goals from junior Antonio Aguilera (Coral Gables, FL/Gulliver Prep) and Bond with 6:22 to play in the second.
Nick Eddy finally put George Washington on the board at 5:11 with his team-leading 40th of the season. Davis answered for Hopkins just 58 seconds later making it a 6-1 game and the teams went goal-for-goal for the next six minutes. Leading 9-4, the Blue Jays got goals from junior Reid Fox (Harleysville, PA/Souderton) and Davis. The teams went goal-for-goal again in the final eight minutes as Hopkins took home the win.
Davis' five goals ties his season high, as Bond and Aguilera also turned in hat tricks. Eddy led the Colonials with a pair. Hutchens finished with nine saves in two periods of play, including six in the third quarter. Sophomore Jeremy Selbst (Old Greenwich, CT/Greenwich) finished with five saves in two periods of action.
Hopkins returns to action Oct. 18-19 with a four-game series at Bucknell. Hopkins will take on CWPA opponents Princeton, Gannon, Bucknell and Mercyhurst. The Blue Jays and the Tigers will square off at 11 am on Saturday, Oct. 18.