GW Men's Water Polo Downs Johns Hopkins, 13-11
Colonials Earn First Southern Division Win of Season
Oct. 22, 2014
BALTIMORE - The George Washington men's water polo team picked up its first Southern Division victory of the season on Wednesday evening when it defeated rival Johns Hopkins, 13-11, at the Blue Jays' Newton White Athletic Center Pool.
The teams traded the first four goals of the game, but senior Brian Mojica scored with one second remaining in the first quarter to put GW (9-9, 1-5 Southern) up, 3-2 - a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the game.
The Colonials led, 7-5, at halftime and 10-8 after three before taking a game-high four-goal advantage, 13-9, with 4:32 to go in the fourth quarter, but the Blue Jays scored the final two goals of the game to account for the 13-11 final margin.
"It was an absolutely fantastic game on our part," said Head Coach Scott Reed. "We played a very patient offense and defense and we really eliminated Johns Hopkins' counter opportunities. It was an outstanding team effort, a great win. I'm very proud of these guys."
Mojica, senior Ridvan Pehlivan, junior Bogdan Petkovic and freshman Pierce Deamer all notched hat tricks for the Colonials, and Pehlivan added two assists and four steals. Junior Connor Dillon and sophomore Sander Profaci split time in goal with Dillon recording five saves and Profaci stopping six shots.
The Colonials return to action on Saturday when they host Southern Division rival Navy at 7 p.m. at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool. Prior to the game, the team will celebrate Senior Day, honoring Mojica, Pehlivan and classmates Rafi Castillo, Matthew Williams and Adam Wrobel.
GW 13, Johns Hopkins 11
GW - 3-4-3-3--13
JHU - 2-3-3-3--11
GW Goals: Deamer 3, Mojica 3, Pehlivan 3, Petkovic 3, Becker 1
GW Saves: Dillon 5, Profaci 6
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