Colonials Win Final Two Matches at Claremont Invitational

March 21, 2005

CLAREMONT, CA - The GW women's water polo team (9-8, 2-2 CWPA) swept its two matches at the Claremont Invitational on Sunday, March 20 to finish the tournament 3-1. The Colonials defeated Claremont Mudd Scripts, 9-7, then blew out California Institute of Technolgy, 14-4.

In a tightly contested match, GW outscored Claremont Mudd Scripts, 3-0, in the third period to take a 6-4 lead. Claremont pulled within one, 8-7, with its third fourth-quarter goal, but GW put the game away, scoring with one second to go to produce the final score.

The Colonials led 2-0 early, but trailed 4-3 at the half before their third quarter scoring burst.

Sophomore Jenna Burnett and freshman Sarah Stimson each scored three times for the Colonials. Junior Amy Heinemann made five saves in the cage in the first half, while freshman Julie Jacoby contributed nine stops over the final two quarters.

In GW's second game of the day, versus Cal Tech, the Colonials cruised, leading 10-2 at the half and went on to a 14-4 victory.

Sophomores Mogan Hooker, Alessia Dinkel, senior captain Kendra Shanley, and freshman Rebecca Stein each contributed two goals in the victory. Freshman Kaitlin Buttler-Ricketts made three saves in goal.

The Colonials will battle CWPA foe Maryland on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. in College Park.



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