Women's Water Polo Downs Iona
Colonials improve to 4-1 on the season
PRINCETON, N.J. - Freshman Jaleh Moaddeli scored four goals, including the go-ahead tally in the second overtime, to help George Washington women's water polo hold off Iona, 14-12, on Friday night at DeNunzio Pool to begin the Princeton Invitational.
GW (4-1) found a way to win a back-and-forth game by scoring the final two goals in overtime. Moaddeli's score made it 13-12 with 1:54 left in the second extra frame and Scarlett Hallahan followed with her only goal about a minute later to provide some breathing room.
Newcomers continue to make a difference for the Colonials in the early going. Moaddeli paced the offense against Iona (2-9) with fellow freshman Grace Heck adding three goals and two assists.
Fresh off being named CWPA Player of the Week, freshman Alana Ponce chipped in three goals, plus a team-high five steals.
UP NEXT: GW faces a pair of ranked foes Sunday, starting with No. 22 Princeton in its home pool at 11:45 a.m. Then, the Colonials meet No. 25 Marist at 6 p.m.
GW 14, Iona 12
GW Goals: Moaddeli 4, Heck 3, Ponce 3, Bywater 1, Bleiberg 1, Hallahan 1, Ball 1.
GW Assists: Heck 2, Ponce 1, Bywater 1, Bleiberg 1, Hallahan 1, Moaddeli 1.
GW Steals: Ponce 5, Moaddeli 4, Bywater 3, Johnson 3, Bleiberg 3, Hallahan 2, Heck 1, Bruno 1.
GW Field Blocks: Bleiberg 1.
GW Ejections Drawn: Jochim 5, Bleiberg 3, Ponce 2, Johnson 1, Heck 1, Ball 1.
GW Saves: Moeller 6.
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