Women's Water Polo Drops League Contest to No. 20 Maryland, 9-6
Feb. 26, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC - Junior Marissa Stamler had three goals and an assist and senior Amy Moren and freshman Allison Peotter added three points apiece, but the George Washington women's water polo team dropped a 9-6 decision to CWPA Southern Division rival No. 20 Maryland at Smith Center Pool Thursday night.
GW (1-5, 0-2 CWPA Southern Division) closed within three goals, 7-4, on Moren's second goal of the game with 5:36 to play in the third quarter, but hit the crossbar and post on ensuing possessions and Rachel Jordan tallied with 31 seconds left in the period to give the Terrapins a comfortable 8-4 lead heading into the final eight minutes.
Maryland's (7-4, 3-0) Christen Vagts scored a man-up goal with 4:23 remaining to lift the visitors to their largest lead at 9-4.
Stamler and Peotter traded goals during the final 64 seconds for the final 9-6 margin. Moren had two goals and an assist, while Peotter added a goal and two assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Charlotte Schou finished with 10 saves.
Elina Goldenberg led the Terrapins with three goals, followed by two from Vagts. Goalkeepers Ashleigh Jobson (one), Shelby Reyes (two) and Leanne Spedding (one) combined for five saves.
GW travels to Poughkeepsie, NY, this weekend for the ECAC Championship. The fourth-seeded Colonials take on fifth-seeded St. Francis (NY) Saturday at 10:30 am, then face either top-seeded Marist or No. 8 Mercyhurst at 4 or 7:00 pm.
#20 Maryland 9, George Washington 6
MD - 2 - 4 - 2 - 1 -- 9
GW goals - Stamler 3, Moren 2, Peotter
MD goals - Goldenberg 3, Vagts 2, Stanicic, Laidlaw, Jordan, Goetsch