STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Wagner College men’s water polo team wrapped up a three-game Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC)-East Region homestand by downing the Division III No. 9-ranked Johns Hopkins University Blue Jays, 20-13. While celebrating the careers of their six seniors, the Seahawks’ offense erupted for their highest scoring total of the season en route to their third win of the season.
The first quarter was a close affair as Johns Hopkins started the scoring only 25 seconds into the game, but Vuk Bulajic and Lachlan Trabinger responded for Wagner to score the next two goals. András Bimbó-Szuhai and Matthew Miller each tallied a goal in the final minutes of the quarter as Wagner led 4-3 after eight minutes of action.
The Green & White separated themselves from the Blue Jays in the second and third quarters by outscoring Johns Hopkins by a 13-6 count. Freshman two-meter Olivér Fodor led the way with four of the 13 markers. Bulajic, Trabinger and Aaron Leighton each added pairs, while Miller and freshman Shaked Yacoby both pumped in one.
Leading 17-9 going into the fourth quarter, the final frame played out much like the first, with both teams scoring evenly. Fodor, Bulajic and Miller found the back of the cage over the minutes of the game before coach Ciaran Wolohan utilized his bench to stymie Johns Hopkins and hang on for the win.
Hopkins received single goals from seven different players in the loss, with six recording pairs of scores.
Release courtesy Wagner College Athletics Communications