GW Women's Water Polo Splits on Final Day of Lancer Invite
Colonials Conclude Spring Break Trip with 11-7 Win over La Verne
March 16, 2013
REDLANDS, Calif. - The George Washington women's water polo team concluded its Spring Break trip by splitting a pair of games at the Lancer Invite, co-hosted by California Baptist and University of Redlands, on Saturday. The Colonials fell to Redlands, 10-5, before defeating La Verne, 11-7.
GW (11-11) led host Redlands, 2-1, after one quarter, and the game was tied, 3-3, at halftime. The Bulldogs, who are ranked fourth in Division III, took control with a 3-1 third quarter, then outscored the Colonials, 4-1, in the fourth for the 10-5 win. GW was just 3-for-8 on man-up opportunities in the game.
GW jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first quarter against La Verne, which is ranked eighth in Division III, but the Leopards used a 3-1 second quarter to pull within one, 5-4, at halftime. The Colonials, however, clamped down on defense in the third quarter and used a strong transition game to outscore La Verne, 5-1, in the period for the 11-7 victory.
Freshman Hannah Cox and sophomore Meagan Moreland each notched hat tricks to lead GW offensively, and Vilander recorded nine saves in goal. The Colonials converted on 2-of-4 power play opportunities in the game.
"I'm proud of the way we were able to finish the weekend," said head coach Scott Reed. "We played some very physical games this week, and it was definitely a test of our mentality, but we were able to power through at the end and show some good GW pride. I'm very pleased with how we ended."
After posting a 3-4 record on their seven-game, four-day West Coast swing, the Colonials return to action on Saturday, when they host Villanova at 4 p.m. at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool.
Redlands 10, GW 5
GW - 2-1-1-1--5
UR - 1-2-3-4--10
GW Goals: Berry 1, Bentley 1, Donoghue 1, Cox 1, Hand 1
GW Saves: Vilander 10
GW 11, La Verne 7
GW - 4-1-5-1--11
LV - 1-3-1-2--7
GW Goals: Cox 3, Moreland 3, Littlejohn 1, Donoghue 1, Sandri 1, Berry 1, Hurd 1
GW Saves: Vilander 9
Women's Water Polo Closes CWPA Weekend with Win
George Washington women’s water polo held Saint Francis (Pa.) scoreless into the fourth quarter in a 10-1 win Sunday afternoon to finish its opening...
Women's Water Polo Ready for CWPA Play
George Washington women's water polo kicks off Collegiate Water Polo Association play this weekend with four games, including three against ranked opponents,...
Women's Water Polo's Ponce Named Rookie of the Week
George Washington's Alana Ponce has been named Collegiate Water Polo Association Rookie of the Week.
Women's Water Polo Falls to No. 22 Harvard
George Washington women’s water polo came up short against No. 22 Harvard, 14-8, on Sunday in its weekend finale at Stokes Natatorium.
Women's Water Polo Splits vs. CWPA Foes
George Washington women’s water polo split a pair of games against Collegiate Water Polo Association competition on Saturday at Stokes Natatorium.
Women's Water Polo Set for CWPA Foes
George Washington women’s water polo heads to Saint Francis (Pa.) this weekend for three games against Collegiate Water Polo Association competition.
Hallahan Reaches Milestone in Women’s Water Polo Sweep
Scarlett Hallahan tallied five goals and three assists during a doubleheader Saturday to become GW women’s water polo’s all-time points leader.
Women's Water Polo Travels to VMI
George Washington women's water polo heads to VMI on Saturday for a non-conference doubleheader at Clark King Pool in Lexington, Va.