ARLINGTON, Va. — Host George Washington University used a late 6-1 run to pull away in a 16-8 win over Division III No. 4-ranked Johns Hopkins University in Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) action at the Long Bridge Park Aquatic Center.
Sophomore Jason Mihalopoulos struck first for the Blue Jays, scoring a five-meter goal just 81 seconds in. GW answered with three straight to go up 3-1 midway through the first. Sophomore Gavin Brooke and senior Paul Gensbigler thens cored back-to-back goals just 45 seconds apart to knot the game at three. Mateus Stellet scored with just one second remaining to put the Revolutionaries back on top after one quarter.
George Washington outscored Hopkins 4-1 in the second quarter and took an 8-4 lead into the half. Victor Jovanovic and Andrija Sekulic scored consecutive goals to open the third quarter and push the Revolutionaries lead to 10-4. Freshman Alec Baker and junior Ian Raley then sandwiched goals around a strike from Stellet and it was 11-6 after three quarters.
GW came out firing in the fourth, scoring the first five goals of the quarter to pull away. Senior Liam Housenbold halted the run when he scored with 22 ticks on the clock to make it 16-8.
Raley led the Blue Jays with three points (one goal, two assists) to go with two steals. Mihalopoulos had a team-best two goals and two drawn ejections. Sophomore Dado Soares (one goal, one assist) and Brooke (one goal, one assist) also had multi-point games. Baker had a team-high three steals to go with his goal.
Graduate student Saahil Naik finished with seven saves and two steals.
Release courtesy Johns Hopkins University Athletics Communications