Men's Water Polo Back Home Saturday

Sept. 27, 2017

George Washington men's water polo has a chance to improve its Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) positioning with a pair of conference games coming this weekend.

After a 1-2 start to MAWPC play, the Colonials (7-6 overall) are set to travel to Baltimore to meet Johns Hopkins on Friday before welcoming Wagner to Charles E. Smith Center Pool on Saturday at 2 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT: GW began its conference schedule with a 17-12 win at Navy last Saturday but followed with back-to-back home losses. The Colonials came up short against then-No. 17 Bucknell, 12-9, later that night before falling to Fordham, 8-7, the next afternoon.

IN FOCUS: GW has converted 42 percent of its shots (166/394) into goals this season. That's ahead of last season's pace when the Colonials connected on 303 of 837 shots, good for 36 percent. Jordan Blosser has been the most efficient of the group, scoring on 23 of his 34 attempts (67 percent).

SCOUTING JOHNS HOPKINS: The Blue Jays are still seeking their first MAWPC victory after opening weekend losses to Fordham (13-10) and Bucknell (16-11) dropped them to 8-4 overall. Giorgio Cico has piled up 16 goals and 24 assists to pace the attack.

These teams split in the 2016 regular season before GW edged Johns Hopkins, 12-10, for a spot in the MAWPC Tournament championship.

SCOUTING WAGNER: The Seahawks (7-4, 1-0 MAWPC) come to Foggy Bottom on a four-game winning streak. They should be fresh after taking last weekend off.

GW claimed a pair of meetings last season, winning by seven goals in both of them.

UP NEXT: GW's lone game next week is at Bucknell. The Colonials finish their home-and-home series against the defending MAWPC champion Bison on Oct. 7 at 5 p.m.

WATCH THIS: Hear from Andrew Mavis and Andras Levai ahead of this weekend's games.



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