No. 19 GW Men's Water Polo Hosts No. 20 Johns Hopkins Saturday Evening for Senior Day
Colonials Women's Water Polo Team to Collect Toys for Children's Hospital
Sept. 27, 2013
WASHINGTON - Just three days after receiving its first national ranking since 2008, the No. 19 George Washington men's water polo team will host Southern Division rival and 20th ranked Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the home finale at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool. Prior to the contest, the Colonials will honor seniors Paul Deasey, Nate Little, Adam Streeter and Daniel Tyner in a Senior Day ceremony.
The GW women's water polo team will be collecting toys prior to and during the match to benefit Dr. Bear's Closet at Children's National Medical Center. All toys must be new to meet the hospital's infection control requirements. Other donation guidelines can be found here, and a list of suggested donations can be found here. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
Earlier in the day, GW will face off against former Colonials in the annual alumni game, which is part of the university's 2013 Alumni Weekend.
At 8-2 overall and 2-1 in Southern Division play, GW is off to its best start in Head Coach Scott Reed's 15-year tenure. The Colonials are coming off a 2-1 weekend to open league play which included a 15-14 upset of then-No. 18 Bucknell and a 14-13 victory over Navy, their first win over the Midshipmen since 1997. Tyner was named CWPA Southern Division Co-Player of the week for his efforts after tallying 16 points on nine goals and seven assists in the three contests.
Tyner leads the Colonials with 28 goals and 42 points, followed by junior Brian Mojica's 34 points and a team-high 24 assists. Sophomore Bogdan Petkovic also has 24 points on 19 goals and 15 assists to go with a team-best 29 steals and 15 field blocks.
Mojica ranks third all-time at GW with 123 assists in his career, and he is fifth with 24 field blocks, while Petkovic is third in that category with 33. Little ranks fourth all-time with 221 goals, and Deasey is fifth with 110 career assists.
GW has outscored its opponents, 141-82, on the season. The Colonials' defense is led by sophomore goalkeeper Connor Dillon, who boasts a 9.37 goals-against average with 67 saves.
Ranked 20th in the nation, Johns Hopkins is 9-2 overall and 2-1 in Southern Division play after defeating Bucknell and Navy and falling to No. 13 Princeton last weekend. Thomas De Lyon was named Southern Division Co-Player of the Week after tallying 20 points on 14 goals and six assists in the three games. Johnny Beal leads the Blue Jays with 53 points on 24 goals and 29 assists, while De Lyon has scored a team-high 26 goals and Matt Fraser has a team-high 19 steals and 27 ejections drawn. Danny Ovelar and Erik Henrikson have split time in goal this season and combined for 122 saves.
Last season, the Blue Jays edged the Colonials three times, including a 16-15 overtime heartbreaker in the season finale at the Southern Division Championship. Tyner scored eight goals in the three games to lead GW.
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