Women’s Water Polo Falls to No. 22 Princeton on Senior Day
Seniors combined for six goals against nationally ranked Tigers
WASHINGTON - Scarlett Hallahan, Jacqueline Bywater and Erin McGeoy combined for six goals in their final home game Saturday, but George Washington women’s water polo came up short against No. 22 Princeton, 15-11, on Senior Day at Charles E. Smith Center Pool.After trailing by as many as seven goals, the Colonials (5-4) battled back to within 13-10 on Grace Heck’s score with 4:36 remaining. They had a couple of chances to pull closer over the next two minutes but couldn’t convert before the Tigers (4-4) put the game out of reach with back-to-back goals.
Playing in front of a spirited crowd, GW managed to hang tough against a nationally ranked foe. The Colonials carried a 2-1 lead into the second period before Princeton ran off 10 of the next 12 goals. They mounted their late charge with a 5-1 run that started with Bywater’s goal with 1:49 left in the third quarter.
Hallahan had three goals and an assist, while Bywater found the net twice. McGeoy posted an impressive all-around stat line with a goal, an assist, two steals and an ejection drawn. Johnson pitched in an assist, too.
UP NEXT: GW has a break next weekend before its annual West Coast trip. The Colonials are scheduled for four games in California, starting against Fresno Pacific on March 9 at Cal-Baptist's Lancer Invitational.
WATCH THIS: Hear from head coach Barry King, Hallahan and McGeoy after Senior Day against Princeton.
Princeton 15, GW 11
Thanks to all who came out and made it a great Senior Day atmosphere. Hear from Head Coach Barry King and seniors Scarlett Hallahan and Erin McGeoy after the 15-11 loss to No. 22 Princeton. pic.twitter.com/cFwOA1paMq
— GW Water Polo (@GW_WaterPolo) February 24, 2018
GW Goals: Scarlett Hallahan 3, Alana Ponce 2, Grace Heck 2, Jacqueline Bywater 2, Erin McGeoy 1, Dara Bleiberg 1.
GW Assists: Johnson 1, McGeoy 1, Bleiberg 1, Hallahan 1.
GW Steals: Moaddeli 2, McGeoy 2, Ponce 1, Johnson 1, Heck 1, Goodell 1.
GW Ejections Drawn: Ball 1, Hallahan 1, Bleiberg 1, McGeoy 1, Ponce 1.
GW Saves: Moeller 5.
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