Jacoby Shines as Women's Water Polo Wins Three at Villanova
March 3, 2007
VILLANOVA, PA - Junior goalkeeper Julie Jacoby had a career-day to lead the George Washington women's water polo team to a sweep of its three games at Villanova University on Saturday.
Jacoby set a school-record with 22 saves as GW trounced the host Wildcats 16-6, avenging a narrow 7-6 loss to Villanova at last weekend's Bucknell Invitational. The Colonials also posted victories against Queens (NY) (12-6) and Siena (11-7) to improve to 4-8 on the season.
Jacoby started the day with 10 saves against Queens (NY), a game that saw the Colonials convert a season-high 8-of-13 man-up situations. After assuming a 3-2 lead after one quarter, GW exploded with a 5-1 second-period run to blow the game open. Senior Morgan Hooker and rookies Tara Sullivan and Danielle Mayer each scored two goals to lead the attack.
GW tallied seven unanswered goals in the first half to down Siena 11-7 in its second game of the day. After allowing the first goal of the game, the Colonials reeled off seven-in-a-row, led 9-3 after three quarters and cruised the rest of the way. Jacoby made a then-career-high 17 saves, while senior Jenna Burnett and junior Sarah Stimson netted three goals apiece and junior Kathryn Shehan had two.
Hooker went for a season-high four goals in the win over the Wildcats. The Colonials broke open a 6-3 halftime cushion with a 7-1 third-quarter spurt and Jacoby did the rest by setting the program's single-game saves record.
GW will look to avenge another loss, its 7-6 home defeat to Maryland on Thursday, when it travels to College Park, MD, on Wednesday, March 7, at 7:00 pm.