Women's Water Polo Posts Two Victories at Bucknell Invitational
Senior Vanessa Fravel Scores 12 Goals in Five Matches
March 1, 2004
LEWISBURG, PA - The GW water polo team posted a 2-2 record at the Bucknell Invitational Saturday and Sunday in Lewisburg, PA. The Colonials played without leading scorer Kira Canon (Easthampton, MA/Williston) who suffered a broken finger at the Princeton Invitational.
"Vanessa Fravel (Coral Gables, FL/Gulliver Prep) stepped up for us," GW coach Scott Reed said. "She played well as did Morgan Hooker (Woodland Hills, CA/Harvard Westlake) ." Canon is expected back in action for the Villanova match this Friday at Smith Center.
The game against Harvard was a defensive battle. Both teams had their chances to run away with the game but were unable to convert on easy scoring opportunities. Harvard's go ahead goal came in the third period on a power play.
1 2 3 4 Total
GW 1 1 0 0 =2
Harvard 1 1 1 0 =3
GW Goals: Fravel, Shanley
Saves: Heinemann 7
GW jumped out of the gates quickly and built a 7-2 lead against Slippery Rock after the first quarter. The Colonials continued to roll offensively and scored six more goals in the second and limit the Rock to only four goals. Hooker scored a career-high five goals and Fravel tallied four goals.
1 2 3 4 Total
GW 7 6 2 2 =17
SLU 2 0 1 3 =6
GW Goals: Hooker 5, Fravel 4, Burnett 2, Shanley 2, Schweitzer, Dinkel, Inkster, Lowell
Saves: Heinemann 6, Buttler-Ricketts 4
Against Salem International, GW once again had a very good offensive game jumping out to a 9-0 lead at the half. The defense continued to shut down Salem limiting them to just one goal for the game.
1 2 3 4 Total
GW 6 3 2 1 =12
SIU 0 0 1 0 =1
GW Goals: Bastani 2, Dinkel 2, Fravel 2, Hooker 2, Shanley, Schweitzer, Inkster, Burnett
Saves: Heinemann 1, Buttler-Ricketts 3
After having two quick starts offensively, the Colonials found themselves in a struggle versus the 9th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers. GW fell behind, 5-0, after the first quarter. For the remaining three periods, GW played Indiana even but were unable to make up the five-goal deficit.
1 2 3 4 Total
GW 0 1 3 1 =5
IU 5 2 1 3 =11
GW Goals: Hooker 2, Fravel, Burnett, Bastani Saves: Heinemann 3
In an exhibition against Michigan State, the GW Colonials' offensive struggles continued, missing several easy scoring chances. GW found itself down 4-2 going into the 4th quarter. In the final period, the Colonials increased their offensive pressure and forced the Spartans into three penalties allowing GW to tie the game and send it into overtime. In overtime, GW's defense proved to be too much and shut out Michigan State. Freshman Erin Inkster (Los Altos, CA/St. Francis) scored the winning goal on a cross pass from senior Elisabeth Schweitzer (Winter Park, FL/U. of Hawaii).
1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
GW 1 1 0 3 1 0 =6
Michigan St. 1 1 2 1 0 0 =5
GW Goals: Fravel 4, Shanley, Inkster
Saves: Heinemann 5
GW (3-2) travels to Maryland Wednesday for a 7:00 pm match with the Terrapins.
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