Women's Water Polo Goes 1-1 at Cal Baptist Invite Day 1
March 20, 2010
RIVERSIDE, CA - Sophomore Megan Walker totaled six goals and senior Marissa Stamler added five to move within a goal of the program's Top 5 scorers as George Washington split its opening two games at the California Baptist Invitational Friday.
Stamler netted a hat trick and Walker, along with sophomore Allison Peotter, scored two goals to lead GW past Azusa Pacific, 10-5, in its opening contest early Friday afternoon.
Stamler tallied the first two goals of the game and the Colonials maintained a two-goal cushion through three quarters. Peotter then opened the fourth quarter with back-to-back goals as the Colonials outscored the Cougars, 4-1, over the final eight minutes for the victory. Seniors Tara Sullivan and Bernadette Karandy and junior Erin Delker provided goals, while junior goalkeeper Charlotte Schou turned away 14 shots.
Walker went off for four goals, Stamler tallied three and Peotter recorded two, but its wasn't enough as GW fell to host California Baptist in Friday's late contest. The Lancers, who were ranked as high as No. 16 nationally this season and are still receiving votes in the CWPA Varsity Top 20 this week, jumped ahead 4-2 after a quarter, blanked the Colonials in the second frame to lead 7-2 at halftime, and extended their cushion by a goal in each of the last two periods en route to a 16-9 victory.
Walker drew three ejections, as well as a penalty shot, while Peotter dished out two assists to pace the Colonials. Schou again reached double-digits in saves with 12.
With her five goals Friday, Stamler increased her career total to 114, one shy of tying Kendra Shanley for fifth all-time on GW's career list.
GW (5-8) completes its annual West Coast trip Saturday in Redlands, CA, to face Fresno Pacific and the host Redlands Bulldogs.