GW Women's Water Polo Edged By Brown, 15-14, in Overtime
Sophomore Hannah Cox Nets Team-High Four Goals
March 1, 2014
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's water polo team was edged by CWPA Southern Division rival Brown, 15-14, in overtime on Saturday evening at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool.
Sophomore Hannah Cox led the Colonials with four goals, while seniors Katherine Berry and Megan Brolley each notched hat tricks, and Brolley added two assists for a team-high five points. Senior Allison Littlejohn tallied four points on two goals and two assists and matched her career high with five steals. Freshman Maddy Johnson also had a productive evening with a goal, two assists, three steals and two ejections drawn.
Junior goalkeeper Chandler Vilander recorded a career-high 15 saves, including six in the fourth quarter to preserve the tie and force extra time.
Brown (4-4) scored two of the first three goals of the game, but three straight GW (4-9) goals, including a pair of man-up tallies by Littlejohn, gave the Colonials a 4-2 lead with 1:53 remaining in the first quarter, and the Colonials led, 4-3, after one.
Each team scored three goals in the second period, and Cox's goal with 10.8 seconds left broke a tie and gave GW a 7-6 halftime lead. Another 3-3 third quarter saw the Colonials take a 10-9 lead after 24 minutes when sophomore Caroline Sandri knocked in a rebound of a saved shot at the buzzer.
GW and Brown alternated goals to start the fourth quarter, as Cox tallied twice in the period, each time giving the Colonials a one-goal lead, but a goal by Brown's Kate Woods at the 4:07 mark tied the game at 12-12 and was the last scored by either team in regulation.
Just 23 seconds into overtime, Olivia Santiago gave the Bears their first lead since the score was 2-1, but Berry retied the game on a penalty shot with 23 seconds left and the teams went to the overtime mid-point knotted at 13-13.
Brown again went ahead by a goal, and Berry again tied it, this time with 1:19 remaining, but Woods' fifth goal of the game with 42.9 seconds remaining proved to be the game-winner.
The Colonials now hit the road for their annual West Coast trip, which begins next weekend with four games at the Claremont Convergence.
Brown 15, GW 14 (OT)
GW - 4-3-3-2-2--14
BU - 3-3-3-3-3--15
GW Goals: Cox 4, Berry 3, Brolley 3, Littlejohn 2, Johnson 1, Sandri 1
GW Assists: Johnson 2, Brolley 2, Marczewski 2, Littlejohn 2, Berry 1, Vilander 1
GW Steals: Littlejohn 5, Johnson 3, Brolley 2, Zwick 2, Vilander 1
GW Ejections Drawn: Cox 3, Johnson 2, Colona 1, Brolley 1, Sandri 1
GW Field Blocks: Dickson 1, Littlejohn 1 GW Saves: Vilander 15
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