The George Washington University: Women's Water Polo

GW Women's Water Polo, Brolley Match School Records in Win Over Villanova

Junior Megan Brolley scored nine points on six goals and three assists against Villanova.

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 - 1-4-0-5--10
WC - 5-3-4-3--15

GW Goals: Cox 4, Berry 2, Bentley 1, Moreland 1, Sandri 1, Littlejohn 1
GW Saves: Vilander 8

GW 23, Villanova 18
GW - 7-7-5-4--23
VU - 4-6-3-5--18

GW Goals: Brolley 6, Cox 5, Moreland 4, Bentley 2, Sandri 1, Donoghue 1, Dickson 1, Hand 1, Littlejohn 1, Berry 1
GW Saves: Sesana 6

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