BALTIMORE, Md. — The No. 15-ranked Bucknell University men’s water polo team defeated home standing/Division III No. 8 Johns Hopkins University, 23-14, to earn its first Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC)-East Region road win this season, and improve to 10-2 overall.
Bucknell also improves to 3-1 in MAWPC games, and has now won seven straight games against the Blue Jays. The 23 goals are a season-best for the Bison, who went nine-for-nine on power-plays.
After falling behind 2-0, Bucknell scored four straight to gain the lead, capped by two quick goals from senior Logan Schofield, and a goal each from fellow seniors Rade Joksimovic and Cooper Dolan. A goal apiece from Joksimovic and Andu Vlasceanu helped Bucknell take a 6-4 lead after one quarter.
Bucknell followed the first period up with a big second quarter, scoring seven times as it raced out to a 13-8 halftime lead. Jared Stanley, Jack Lewis and Matt Blackwell each posted goals in the frame.
After a goal from the Blue Jays’ Jayden Kunwar opened the third period, two more quick goals from Schofield, who had a season-best six on the day, helped Bucknell take a 15-9 lead. The Bison eventually used the run to eventually take a seven-goal advantage, 18-11, entering the fourth period. Bucknell added five more goals in the fourth as it eventually cruised to a 23-14 victory.
Joksimovic finished with eight goals, which ties his season best. Schofield also added a season-high six goals while drawing six ejections. Adrien Touzot made 12 saves in the cage for Bucknell while picking up a steal. Senior Cullen Jacuzzi added three assists.
Release courtesy Bucknell University Athletics Communications