Women's Water Polo Drops Pair on Saturday
Colonials Fall to Iona, League Rival Princeton
March 28, 2009
VILLANOVA, PA & PRINCETON, NJ - The George Washington women's water polo team dropped a pair of contests Saturday - an 11-7 morning decision against Iona in Villanova, PA, and 13-5 CWPA Southern Division loss at Princeton Saturday afternoon.
GW, which falls to 5-17 overall and 0-4 in Southern Division play, visits Maryland for another league contest Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
In Saturday's opener, the Colonials trailed Iona by a goal, 4-3, at halftime, but managed to knot the game at 5-5 during the third quarter. The Gaels, who knocked off Princeton on Friday, moved ahead by two goals on two occasions during the fourth quarter, with the Colonials twice closing back to within a goal. Iona netted the final three goals of the game to pull away for the 11-7 victory.
Juniors Marissa Stamler and Tara Sullivan led the team in scoring for the second straight game with two goals apiece, but GW finished 0-for-6 on man-up opportunities in the loss. Sophomore goalkeeper Charlotte Schou made 15 saves.
The Colonials headed east to Princeton for Saturday's late game and trailed throughout in the 13-5 loss. The Tigers jumped out 4-2 after a quarter and extended their lead to 7-2 at the half and 11-3 through three quarters to improve to 2-1 in Southern Division play.
Junior Bernadette Karandy paced GW with two goals, followed by one apiece from seniors Amy Moren and Luciana Maggiolo and freshman Megan Walker. Schou (10 saves) and rookie Antonia Raris (three) combined for 13 stops.