The George Washington University: Women's Water Polo

GW Places Eighth at ECAC Championship

Senior Kendra Shanley scored four goals against Villanova on Sunday
Senior Kendra Shanley scored four goals against Villanova on Sunday

April 4, 2005

LEWISBURG, PA - The George Washington women's water polo team (10-11, 3-2 CWPA Southern) wrapped up competition at the ECAC Championship on Sunday, April 3 with an 8-7 loss to Villanova. The Colonials placed eighth out of eight teams at the tournament.

GW led the Wildcats, 7-6, in the final quarter, but Villanova scored twice in the final 1:03 to record the victory, including notching the game-winner with 21 seconds to play.

Senior captain Kendra Shanley paced the Colonials with four goals in the contest and freshman Julia Wetherell scored twice.

GW fell behind Villanova 3-0 before Shanley's first score got the Colonials on the scoreboard at the 3:34 mark of the first period. The Wildcats added a score to reclaim a three-goal margin at the end of the opening stanza. Shanley scored twice in the second quarter to make the count 4-3 Villanova at the half and the Wildcats led 6-4 after three quarters. The Colonials opened the fourth period by reeling off three tallies in the first three minutes of the quarter to grab a 7-6 advantage with 4:14 to go in the game before the Wildcats rallied to win.

The Colonials will host a CWPA league weekend on April 9-10. GW will meet Salem International on April 9 at 10:00 a.m. and will square off against Princeton in its second game of the day at 1:30 p.m. The Colonials will tangle with Bucknell on April 10 at 11:00 a.m.



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