Men’s water polo team drops in final home match

Junior Nate Little maneuvers around his Navy opponent to make a pass to an open Colonial earlier this season. Hatchet File Photo by Francis Rivera | Photo Editor

The Colonials fell 16-7 to CWPA Southern Division rival Johns Hopkins in the Smith Center in their final home match of the season last night.

Despite goals from junior Paul Deasey and sophomore Ridvan Pehlivan, the Blue Jays lead 6-2 after the first quarter. Each team added two goals in the second quarter to maintain the distance, with GW’s two tallies coming from Deasey and junior Daniel Tyner.

After the break, Johns Hopkins pulled away, outscoring GW 6-0 in the third quarter. In the fourth, Pehlivan and Deasey slammed back-to-back goals to attempt to start a Colonial rally, but the Blue Jays responded with two in a row of their own. Graduate student forward Milos Purkovic finished the scoring for the game to end in the final 16-7 tally.

Deasey’s hat trick paced GW’s offense, followed by two scores from Pehlivan and a goal and assist apiece from Purkovic and Tyner. Senior Guy Hellman recorded a team-high three steals, and senior Cameron Illes made six stops in goal.

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