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Bucknell Tops Johns Hopkins, 14-5

Oct. 28, 2017

(10-28) Bucknell Get Acrobat Reader

The Basics
• Score: #17 Bucknell-14, Johns Hopkins-5
• Records: JHU (15-13, 1-7 MAWPC) • BU (16-11, 9-0 MAWPC)
• Location: Lewisburg, PA • Kinney Natatorium
• The Short Story: Host and 17th-ranked Bucknell outscored the Johns Hopkins water polo team, 7-1, in the second half to win 14-5 on Saturday morning in Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) action.

How it Happened
• Jeff Hagen scored the game's first two goals to stake the home team to an early 2-0 lead. Freshman Nico Ivanov cut the deficit in half for the Blue Jays with the first of his two goals with 1:14 to play in the first.
• Junior Connor Johnson then tied the game at 6:31 in the second quarter. Marko Djordjevic and Cooper Dolan answered with back-to-back goals in a 66-second span to put Bucknell back on top, 4-2. Ivanov found the net again just 14 seconds later to make it a one-goal game.
• Bucknell answered with three straight goals, from three different players, to push out to a 7-3 lead with 1:17 to go in the half. Freshman Olin Shipstead ended the Bison run with a goal for the Blue Jays at 1:13.
• The pace slowed in the third quarter and Bucknell got the period's only two goals in the final two minutes to extend its lead to 9-4. The Bison picked up where they left off in the fourth, scoring five more goals to push out to a 14-4 lead. Senior Jono Gillette ended the run when he scored with 40 ticks on the clock to account for the 14-5 final.

What it Means
• Hopkins falls to 24-45 all-time against Bucknell and the Bison have won four straight in the series.

Inside the Box Score
• Ivanov (2g), Johnson (1g, 1a) and Shipstead (1g, 1a) led the Blue Jays with two points apiece.
• Senior John Wilson finished with eight saves in three quarters, while sophomore Spencer Witte made a pair of saves in one quarter of action.

Up Next
• Hopkins wraps up the regular season on Sunday, November 5 with a pair of road games at Fordham (10:00 am) and Wagner (3:00 pm).