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Women's Water Polo Posts 2-1 Record at CWPA Weekend

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March 29, 2004

PRINCETON, NJ - The George Washington women's water polo team posted a 2-1 record Friday and Saturday at the CWPA Weekend matches at Princeton, NJ. GW lost to the 17th-ranked Tigers, 7-6, Friday before defeating Villanova, 8-4, and Bucknell, 7-4, on Saturday.

The Colonials applied defensive pressure right from the start preventing Princeton high scoring offense from putting points on the board. GW senior Vanessa Fravel (Coral Gables, FL/Gulliver Prep) and junior Kendra Shanley (Huntington Beach, CA/Marina) scored two goals each to take a commanding 4-1 lead after the first period. In the second period, Princeton stepped up the defense, but GW was able to add another goal to take a 5-1 lead midway through the second. Princeton's offense would not stay quiet for long, and scored six unanswered goals for 7-5 lead in the final two-and-a-half quarters and prevented GW's offense from putting the ball in the net. GW did not score again until 30 seconds remained to bring the game within one. In the end, however, Princeton was able to protect the ball as well as the lead and prevail, 7-6. Fravel scored a team-high four goals and goalie Amy Heinemann (N. Miami Beach, FL/Krop) had nine saves.

1 2 3 4 Score
GW 4 1 0 1 =6
Princeton 1 2 3 1 =7
GW goals: Fravel 4, Shanley 2
Saves: Heinemann 9

In the other games, GW took care of business playing great defense and limited Villanova and Bucknell to only four goals each. Against Villanova, GW held the Wildcats in check while putting on the offensive pressure with a total of 30 shots on goal converting on eight of them for an 8-4 victory.

1 2 3 4 Score
GW 2 2 2 2 =8
Villanova 1 1 1 1 =4
GW goals: Canon 3, Schweitzer 2, Bastani 2, Fravel
Saves: Heinemann 3

In the game against Bucknell, both defenses did a great job of containing the other's offense. The Colonials led just 2-1 at halftime. In the second half, GW finally got its offense going and outscored the Bison, 5-3, and went on to win, 7-4.

 

 

1 2 3 4 Score
GW 2 0 3 2 =7
Bucknell 1 0 2 1 =4
GW goals: Fravel 3, Hooker, Canon, Shanley, Burnett
Saves: Heinemann 6

Next up for the Colonials is the ECAC Championships, April 3-4, in Providence, RI

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