Johns Hopkins Downs GW, 9-6

Sept. 20, 2004

LEWISBURG, PA - The George Washington men's water polo team (1-7, 0-4 CWPA Southern Conference) lost its fourth straight league match on Saturday, September 18 to Johns Hopkins, 9-6. The Blue Jays outscored the Colonials 2-0 in the final period to clinch the victory.

With Johns Hopkins leading 6-5 at the 2:23 mark of the third period, GW freshman John Jennings scored to tie the match, 6-6, but the Blue Jays' Billy Irvine netted a goal with three seconds left in the quarter to give Hopkins a one-goal edge heading into the final period. In the fourth quarter the Blue Jays got Brian Mead and Mac Sanford to seal the win.

The Colonials took an early 2-1 advantage in the first frame, but Hopkins knotted the score on a goal by Mead with 1:00 left in the first quarter. In the second period, the Blue Jays scored four of the session's first five goals before senior co-captain Nick Koenemann recorded a goal with 14 seconds left to cut Hopkins' lead to 6-4 at the half.

In the third period, Koenemann scored again and Jennings' goal tied the match, 6-6, before the Blue Jays went on a three-goal run to close the scoring.

Koenemann paced GW with two goals in the match.

Mead and Sean McCreery each scored twice for the Blue Jays.

GW will head to Cambridge, MA for the ECAC Championship on September 25-26. The Colonials will take on No. 9 Princeton at 9:00 a.m. and Iona at 2:00 p.m. on the first day of the competition.



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