Varsity Roundup

The GW men’s water polo team lost to Johns Hopkins University Wednesday night in Baltimore, Md., by the score of 15-10. The Colonials had hoped to beat JHU for the second time in five days, but it was not to be.

The Colonials started the game slowly and found themselves down 11-1 at halftime. GW Head Coach Scott Reed said GW “let (Johns Hopkins) run the game the way they wanted.”

The second half was a different story, as GW fought back and became more aggressive. The Colonials pressured JHU hard and created turnovers, but the deficit was just too big.

“We thought we could walk in there and play great water polo,” Reed said. But the Colonials were unable to execute that mindset.

Top performers for the Colonials included junior Nicholas Koenemann, who scored five goals, and senior goalkeeper Chris Blick, who recorded fourteen blocks.

Coming up this weekend, the Colonials will participate in the Southern Conference Crossover Tournament. Reed said he hopes to win all four games.

But for that to happen, he said, “We have to learn to be consistent from game to game.”

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