BALTIMORE, Md. — Viktor Jovanovic‘s go-ahead goal with 48 seconds left turned out to be the game-winner as the George Washington University men’s water polo pulled out a 12-11 victory over host/Division III No. 6-ranked Johns Hopkins University to begin Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC)-East Region play.
The Buff and Blue never trailed in the contest but had to battle to the finish to pull out the road triumph at Newton White Athletic Center.
After the Blue Jays knotted the game at 11 with back-to-back goals coming down the stretch, the visitors answered back with Jovanovic providing the final-minute offensive heroics before the defense came up with a pair of clutch stops to finish out the win.
Henry Maas led the way for GW with three goals to equal a career high, while Andras Levai and Antonin Kralj both chipped in two goals and three assists.
Jovanovic supplied two goals and a team-high three ejections drawn. It was the second consecutive game that the sophomore center scored the game-winning goal after providing the difference in a 12-11 overtime win versus Brown University last Saturday at the Harvard University Mini Invitational.
DJ Davis also contributed a pair of scores against Johns Hopkins.
Reigning MAWPC Defensive Player of the Week Luca Castorina turned in another excellent night between the pipes with 15 saves, in addition to a pair of steals and an assist.
Release courtesy George Washington University Athletics Communciations