Women's Water Polo Falls at 16th-Ranked Princeton, 10-3
March 7, 2006
PRINCETON, NJ - The George Washington University women's water polo team suffered a 10-3 setback on the road against 16th-ranked Princeton on Saturday, March 4 at the Tigers' DeNunzio Pool. Junior Morgan Hooker (Woodland Hills, CA) and freshman Caitlin Vartain (Palo Alto, CA) combined to score all three of the Colonials' goals.
GW came out against the nationally ranked Tigers and played a solid first half. Princeton scored two goals in the first quarter, but were held scoreless in the second. The Colonials scored a single goal in the second period to make it 2-1 at the half.
The second half proved to be a different story as the Tigers capitalized on seven GW turnovers by scoring six goals in the third quarter and held an 8-2 lead by the end of the period. The Colonials played better defense in the final period, holding Princeton to just two scores, but GW could not convert on several scoring opportunities and only registered a single goal.
Hooker finished the game with two goals, while Vartain scored the other. Senior goalkeeper Amy Heinemann (N. Miami Beach, FL) made six saves in net to lead GW's defensive effort.
The Colonials (4-7) return to action when they host Maryland on Tuesday, March 7, in their home opener at Smith Center Pool at 7 p.m.