Men's Water Polo Loses Physical Affair With Johns Hopkins, 11-8
Oct. 21, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC - Freshman Cray Rogers tied the game at 7-7 with 2:32 left in the third quarter, but the George Washington men's water polo team surrendered four unanswered goals and dropped its Smith Center finale to CWPA Southern Division rival Johns Hopkins, 11-8, Tuesday evening.
Josh Kratz gave Hopkins (11-14, 2-6 CWPA Southern Division) the lead for good 31 seconds after Rogers' game-tying strike and the Blue Jays added three more goals during a heated fourth quarter to pull away.
Sophomore Nick Yeager tallied his team-high third goal of the game on the man-advantage with 1:31 to play, but the Colonials couldn't manage another scoring opportunity.
GW (7-17, 1-6 CWPA Southern Division) fell behind by two goals on four occasions in the first half, but closed to within 6-5 before the break on Nick Archambault's goal with 19 seconds left.
Rogers tied it at 6-6 just 58 seconds into the third quarter, but Kyle Gertridge put the Blue Jays back on top, 7-6, with 3:18 to play in the period.
Tuesday's game was the final home contest for GW seniors Nick Eddy, David Zenk, Sergei Shev, Connor Lynagh and Bill Richardson. Eddy scored two goals to up his career total to 173, which ranks ninth all-time in program history. Zenk, who has missed the last eight games with a wrist injury, is the program's career leader in assists (158), steals (269), swim-offs won (268) and field blocks (35) and ranks fourth all-time with 320 points and 11th with 162 goals.
Freshman goalkeeper Alex Sotolongo was solid, making 11 saves.
GW concludes regular-season play with two games in Princeton, NJ, this Saturday. The Colonials wrap CWPA league play against No. 12 Princeton at 1:00 pm, before battling No. 18 Brown at 5:00 pm.