Women's Water Polo Loses Pair on Day 1 of Princeton Invite
Feb. 21, 2009
PRINCETON, NJ - The George Washington women's water polo team dropped its first two games of the Princeton Invitational Saturday, 11-5 against Wagner and a narrow 10-8 decision to Marist.
In its Invite opener, GW (0-3) trailed Wagner by a goal, 4-3, at halftime, but surrendered five third-quarter goals en route to the 11-5 loss. Sophomore goalkeeper Charlotte Schou made nine saves, while juniors Marissa Stamler, Bernadette Karandy and Tara Sullivan, sophomore Melissa Sesana and freshman Allison Peotter each scored goals.
The Colonials closed within a goal, 9-8, of the Marist Red Foxes with 3:49 remaining, but couldn't convert several chances to tie the game and allowed a clinching goal with less than a minute to play to drop the 10-8 decision.
Marist, which is receiving two votes in this week's CWPA Varsity Top 20, led 6-2 at halftime, but GW battled back to tie it at 7-7 with 7:39 left. Schou finished with 10 saves. Stamler and freshman Megan Walker led the offense with two goals apiece.
GW wraps play at the Princeton Invitational Sunday with contests against Harvard at 9:40 am and Villanova at 3:30 pm.