Women's Water Polo Opens Season, 1-2
Colonials Fall to Two Ranked Opponents at Princeton Invite
Feb. 19, 2003
PRINCETON, NJ - George Washington began its season with some stiff competition, heading to the Princeton Invitational to face two ranked opponents in their first weekend of play.
GW (1-2) took on No. 10 UC Santa Barbara in their first match of the tournament, but was unable to capitalize on a strong defensive showing with any production on the offensive end, dropping a 10-0 decision to UCSB (5-4). The Colonials' solid defense kept the Gauchos close in the first half, as GW only trailed 3-0 heading into the break. However, a seven-goal second half allowed UCSB seal the match.
The Colonials shook off the rust in their second match, topping Villanova 11-5 behind five scores by junior Kira Canon. After playing to a 1-1 tie after the first quarter, the Colonials exploded for eight goals over the second and third quarters, while holding the Wildcats to four scores to take a 9-5 lead. Freshman goalkeeper Amy Heineman recorded nine saves, and Elisabeth Schweitzer added three scores.
In their final match of the weekend, GW faced their second ranked opponent of the tournament in No. 18 Brown University. The Colonials were unable to get on track on offense, and were held to a single score by senior captain Ashley Pyka. The Bears took advantage of the Colonials' offensive woes, taking the match 11-1.
GW's was scheduled to face No. 14 Princeton in their final match of the tournament, but the game was cancelled due to inclement weather.
GAME 1 2 3 4 OT OT TOT GEORGE WASHINGTON 0 0 0 0 - - 0 UC SANTA BARBARA 3 0 3 4 - - 10
GW Goals: None.
Goalie Saves: Heinemann 6.
GAME 1 2 3 4 OT OT TOT GEORGE WASHINGTON 1 4 4 2 - - 11 VILLANOVA 1 2 2 0 - - 5
GW Goals: Canon 5, Schweitzer 3, Pyka 2.
Goalie Saves: Heinemann, 9.
GAME 1 2 3 4 OT OT TOT GEORGE WASHINGTON 0 0 1 1 - - 0 BROWN 2 3 4 2 - - 11
GW Goals: Pyka.
Goalie Saves: Heinemann, 5.
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