GW Places Eighth at ECAC Championship

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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