Score: George Washington-19, Johns Hopkins-13
Records: JHU (14-12, 0-6 MAWPC) GWU (11-11, 4-3 MAWPC)
Location: Washington, DC Charles E. Smith Pool
The Short Story: Host George Washington used a big fourth quarter to top the Johns Hopkins water polo team, 19-13, in Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference action Friday night.
How it Happened
The teams traded goals to open the first quarter and it was tied 1-1 just 82 seconds in. Hopkins then got back-to-back goals from sophomores Carter Young and Finn Banks to stake the visitors to a 3-1 lead. The Colonials cut the deficit in half with a goal at the 5:18-mark. But the Blue Jays answered with three straight goals to push out to a 6-2 lead.
The high-scoring first quarter was far from over as the George Washington answered with a three-goal run of its own -- all in the final minute. Hopkins would take a 6-5 lead into the second quarter.
Banks opened the second quarter with his third goal of the night to push the lead back to two. GW would follow with a pair of goals to pull even at 7-7 with 4:41 to play in the half. Junior Josh Kurtz put Hopkins back on top just 33 seconds later, but the lead was short-lived.
The Colonials got goals from Andras Levai and Jordan Blosser to take their first lead with 38 ticks remaining in the half. Junior Ryan Masi answered for the Blue Jays and tied the game at 9-9 just 17 seconds later.
GW scored the first two goals of the third quarter to take an 11-9 lead with just 1:40 to play in the period. Banks then sandwiched a pair of goals around one from the Colonials and the hosts led 12-11 at the end of three. George Washington's offense erupted in the fourth quarter, outscoring Hopkins 7-2 in the period to grab the win.
What it Means
Hopkins slips to 53-28 all-time against George Washington as the Colonials have won three straight in the series.
Inside the Box Score
Banks led the Blue Jays with his career-high five goals while Kurtz added a hat trick.
Hopkins is back home on Saturday, October 21 to host Navy in conference action. The match is slated for a 7:00 pm start at the Newton White Athletic Center.