GW Spilts Pair of Games on First Day of Claremont Invitational

March 20, 2005

CLAREMONT, CA - The GW women's water polo team (7-8, 2-2) split its two matches at the Claremont Invitational on Saturday, March 19. The Colonials edged Occidental, 7-6, in the nightcap, but lost to Pomona Pitzer, 8-4, in their first match of day. GW also fell to Redlands on Thursday, March 17 by the score of 11-3.

Senior captain Kendra Shanley notched the game-winning goal in the fourth quarter against Occidental and finished with three tallies in the contest. Sophomore Jenna Burnett also scored three times.

GW trailed after the first period, 2-1, but rallied to tie the match, 3-3, at the half. The Colonials led 5-4 in the final period, but Occidental managed to square the game at six, setting the stage for Shanley's golden goal.

Freshman goalie Julie Jacoby played her best game of the season, making a career-best 13 saves in the victory.

In the Colonials' first game of the day, GW lost for the second straight time to Division III powerhouse Pomona Pitzer. Pomona Pitzer led 3-2 after the first period and opened up a 6-3 advantage at halftime on its way to the triumph.

Sophomore Morgan Hooker paced GW with two scores in the match, while freshman Erin Bailey and Shanley each added goals. Junior Amy Heinemann made 6 saves in the cage.

Against Redlands on Thursday night, Heinemann stopped a season-high 18 shots, giving her a total of 24 stops in the two contests, but GW was outscored 8-0 in the second half and suffered an 11-3 setback.



Shanley and freshmen Soleil Roberts and Sarah Stimson each scored once for GW.

The Colonials will wrap up play at the Claremont Invitational with games versus Claremont Mudd Scrippts and the California Institute of Technology on Sunday, March 20.

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