#17 GW Men’s Water Polo Holds off Johns Hopkins, 12-11

Bogdan Petkovic led GW to victory on Senior Night
Oct. 28, 2016

WASHINGTON -- On Senior Night at the Charles E. Smith Center pool, Bogdan Petkovic helped lead the 17th-ranked GW men’s water polo team to a 12-11 victory over Johns Hopkins with a four-goal, four-assist outing.

Petkovic, a redshirt senior who is the school’s all-time steals leader while ranking fifth in goals scored, was honored prior to the game with classmates Dennis Gut, Alex Swart and Sander Profaci. He then helped the Colonials snap a four-game losing streak to the Blue Jays, adding three steals, two ejections drawn and a field block to go along with his four goals and four assists.

With the win, the Colonials improved to 11-9 overall and 6-1 in league play, moving into a first-place tie with Bucknell. GW can take the outright division lead with a victory over Navy Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Smith Center.

Freshman Andrew Mavis also provided a scoring punch with four goals of his own, while Pierce Deamer had two including what proved to be the game winner. Jack Kerwin and Duke Becker added one apiece.

The Colonials led throughout, with Mavis scoring two goals in the first quarter and Deamer and Petkovic accounting for one each to make it 4-2 GW. Mavis struck for two more goals in the second quarter and Becker fired a shot into the net 29 seconds before halftime to give the Colonials a 7-4 advantage.

 

 

After both teams scored twice in the third quarter, Johns Hopkins made a run in the fourth. The Blue Jays cut GW’s lead to 9-8 on Matt Fraser’s goal with 5:19 left, but Petkovic answered less than a minute later which spurred a 3-0 Colonials run as Kerwin and Deamer scored at the 3:35 and 2:44 marks.

The Blue Jays, however, countered with a 3-0 run of their own and made it 12-11 on Fraser’s goal with 34 seconds remaining. GW was able to run out the clock from there and preserve the win, extending their division winning streak to four games.

#17 GW 12, Johns Hopkins 11
GW -- 4-3-2-3--12
JHU -- 2-2-2-5--11

GW Goals: Petkovic 4, Mavis 4, Deamer 2, Kerwin 1, Becker 1
GW Assists: Petkovic 4, Becker 2, Else 1, Braun 1, Kerwin 1
GW Steals: Petkovic 3, Becker 1, Braun 1, Kerwin 1
GW Field Blocks: Mavis 1, Petkovic 1, Kerwin 1
GW Ejections Drawn: Petkovic 2, Deamer 2, Mavis 1
GW Saves: Pyrch 10, Taylor 7

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