Men's Water Polo Surges Past Johns Hopkins

Joe Behun scored a goal in Friday's win over Johns Hopkins.
Oct. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON - Andrew Mavis and Andras Levai combined for 13 goals to help George Washington men's water polo pull away from Johns Hopkins for a 19-13 win Friday night at Charles E. Smith Pool.

Boosted by an energetic home crowd, the Colonials scored seven goals in the fourth quarter to break open a tight game and earn the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference victory.

GW (11-11, 4-3 MAWPC) had work to do after a slow start. Johns Hopkins (14-12, 0-6) raced out to a 6-2 lead in the first quarter and stayed within a goal into the fourth before the Colonials asserted control.

GW took the lead for good at 10-9 on Levai's transition goal with 4:37 left in the third quarter and stretched the advantage with a 6-1 run to open the final quarter.

Mavis finished with a career-high seven goals, including three in the final quarter to delight the home fans. Levai scored four of his six goals after halftime to match his career high.

Atakan Destici continued to create offense with a goal and six assists. Jordan Blosser, Joe Behun, Kerim Sismanoglu and Pierce Deamer also scored in the victory.

Mavis and Duke Becker grabbed four steals apiece to lead the defensive effort.

UP NEXT: GW closes Colonials Weekend by celebrating Senior Day on Saturday at 10 a.m. against Navy. The ceremony to honor seniors Duke Becker, Joe Behun, Noah McKinnie Braun and Pierce Deamer is set to begin at 9:45 a.m.

WATCH THIS: Mavis and Levai discuss the win over Johns Hopkins.

GW 19, Johns Hopkins 13
GW -- 5-4-3-7--19
Johns Hopkins --6-3-2-2--13

GW Goals: Mavis 7, Levai 6, Blosser 2, Destici 1, Behun 1, Sismanoglu 1, Deamer 1.
GW Assists: Destici 6, Slaughter 3, Deamer 2, Mavis 1, Becker 1, Behun 1,
GW Steals: Mavis 4, Becker 4, Slaughter 2, Destici 1, Sismanoglu 1, Rosenberg 1, Deamer 1, Blosser 1.
GW Field Blocks: Slaughter 2, Destici 1.
GW Ejections Drawn: Mavis 4, Deamer 2, Sismanoglu 1, Blosser 1.
GW Saves: Vlahotasios 7, Pyrch 3.



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