Women's Water Polo Splits on First Day of Bucknell Invite
Feb. 25, 2007
LEWISBURG, PA - The George Washington women's water polo team picked up its first victory of the season by defeating Iona at the Bucknell Invitational on Saturday. Rookie Tara Sullivan scored the game-winning goal with three seconds remaining in overtime to give the Colonials an 8-7 win.
GW (1-5) earned the win despite converting just 2-of-14 man-up chances. Iona scored twice in the fourth quarter to overcome a 6-4 deficit and force the extra period.
Sullivan scored her first career goal earlier in the overtime period to break a 6-6 stalemate. The Gaels answered to knot the game at 7-7, but Sullivan's late-game heroics gave GW its first win in six games this season. Junior Julie Jacoby made 13 saves to pick up the victory. Freshman Marissa Stamler and junior Greta Pedraza also scored two goals, while senior Morgan Hooker and sophomore Amy Moren each tallied once.
Junior Sarah Stimson netted two goals in GW's opening game of the Invitational, a 13-5 loss to Wagner. The Colonials converted just 1-of-11 man-up opportunities against the Seahawks. Moren, Pedraza and freshman Bernadette Karandy also scored and Jacoby posted nine saves.
GW concludes play at the Invitational with two games on Sunday. The Colonials open with Marist at 9:15 am, then face Villanova at 1:00 pm. GW narrowly lost to the Red Foxes 6-5 at the Terrapin Invitational on Feb. 18.