GW Women's Water Polo, Brolley Match School Records in Win Over Villanova
Colonials Drop First Game of CWPA/MAAC Crossover to Wagner
Feb. 23, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The George Washington women's water polo team matched a school record for goals scored and junior Megan Brolley equaled the program mark for points in a game in a 23-18 win over host Villanova on the first day of the CWPA/MAAC Crossover.
The Colonials' 23 goals against the Wildcats matched the most in a game in school history; the original mark was set against Boston University in 2001. Brolley tallied nine points on six goals and three assists, equaling three others for the single-game points record, including classmate Rachael Bentley on Feb. 10 against the same Villanova squad. In addition, Brolley's six goals tied for the third-most in a game in program history.
GW (3-4) scored at least four goals in each quarter, with seven in each of the first two quarters to take a 14-10 lead at halftime. Each time the Colonials started to pull away, the Wildcats were able to climb back in, but GW held on for the 23-18 win, its third win over Villanova in as many weekends.
In addition to Brolley's six goals, freshman Hannah Cox scored a career-high five times and sophomore Meagan Moreland tallied a career-best six points on four goals and two assists. Bentley added seven points on two goals and five helpers, and junior Katherine Berry recorded five points on a goal and four assists. Freshman goalkeeper Caterina Sesana made six saves in the cage.
The Colonials were extremely efficient on power plays, scoring on 9-of-11 man-up opportunities.
Earlier in the day, GW dropped a 15-10 decision to Wagner. The Seahawks jumped out to a 5-1 lead in a dominant first quarter. The Colonials outscored Wagner, 4-3, in the second to pull within 8-5 at halftime, but the Seahawks blanked GW, 4-0, in the third period to take a 12-5 lead. The Colonials chipped away with a 5-3 fourth but fell, 15-10.
Cox led GW with four goals, while Berry tallied two and Moreland added four points on a goal and three assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Chandler Vilander recorded eight saves in the game.
The Colonials return to action on Sunday, when they take on Siena at 8:30 a.m. and Iona at 2:30 p.m. on the final day of the CWPA/MAAC Crossover.
Wagner 15, GW 10
GW Goals: Cox 4, Berry 2, Bentley 1, Moreland 1, Sandri 1, Littlejohn 1
GW 23, Villanova 18
GW Goals: Brolley 6, Cox 5, Moreland 4, Bentley 2, Sandri 1, Donoghue 1, Dickson 1, Hand 1, Littlejohn 1, Berry 1