GW Men's Water Polo Heads to Hopkins for Midweek Rematch

Connor Dillon made a career-high 15 saves against Johns Hopkins on Oct. 11.

   

Oct. 21, 2014

WASHINGTON - Following a 10-day hiatus, the George Washington men's water polo team returns to action on Wednesday evening when it visits CWPA Southern Division rival Johns Hopkins. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

GW (8-9, 0-5 Southern) and Hopkins (9-7, 3-2 Southern) met on Oct. 11 at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool, a 15-13 win for the visiting Blue Jays. Junior Bogdan Petkovic led the Colonials with seven points on three goals and four assists while senior Ridvan Pehlivan tallied six points on four goals and two helpers to go with four steals. Freshman Pierce Deamer notched a hat trick and added three ejections drawn en route to his second Southern Division Rookie of the Week nod, and junior goalkeeper Connor Dillon recorded a career-high 15 saves. Matt Fraser led the Blue Jays with four goals in the game.

Petkovic, who has scored 19 goals in eight career games against JHU, paces the Colonials with 59 points (28g, 31a) and 48 steals this season, while Pehlivan has scored a team-best 41 goals and Deamer has recorded a team-high 34 ejections drawn.

Johns Hopkins is coming off a runner-up finish at the CWPA Division III Championship last weekend as it fell to MIT, 14-10, in the finals. Wes Hopkins paces the Blue Jays with 58 points (29g, 29a), while Johnny Beal has scored a team-high 33 goals to go with 22 assists for 55 points. Erik Henrikson has seen most of the goalkeeping minutes, posting a .469 save percentage.

 

 

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