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Schofield’s eight leads Water Polo to victory

By ALANNA OLKEN | September 27, 2012

The Hopkins water polo team beat Southern Conference rival, George Washington University, this past weekend. The Jays out-scored the Colonials 19-11 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division opener. In a display of dominance, senior Ross Schofield tied the school record for most goals in one game. Ross “Putting on a Scho” Schofield (as his teammates sometimes call him) scored a total of eight goals. Schofield had this to say after the game, “Of course I am super pumped about tying the school record, but more importantly our win against GW was huge. It was the first of ours against a Southern Division team this season and gave us a huge boost for the two more to come later in the week.” In addition to the invigorating win and the school record, both Schofield and senior Alex Whittam surpassed the 200-goal mark for their respective careers, reaching another school milestone. On Sunday afternoon, the team went on to play two more CWPA Southern Division matches against Bucknell and Princeton. The first game against Bucknell led to another victory for the Jays. The Bucknell Bison started strong with a 5-3 lead in the first quarter, but Hopkins contested with four goals in the second quarter, taking a 7-5 lead. The Bison answered by taking a 11-10 lead, but the game ended in a thrilling 14-13 victory for Hopkins. The second game posed a familiar challenge for the Jays against 15th-ranked Princeton. Last year, the Jays overpowered the Tigers by just one point in an extremely close and suspenseful game. This year, however, the team could not repeat their success and lost 9-6. Hopkins started strong in the first quarter, taking the advantage 4-2, but the Tigers tied the game in the second quarter by scoring 3 to the Jay’s 1. Princeton saw the back of the net once in the third quarter, advancing the Tigers to six while Hopkins stayed at five. Princeton scored another three goals in the final quarter, taking home the win. The water polo team will be back in the pool next weekend to play Toronto University and Harvard University in the Bison Invite in Lewisburg, Pa.


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