GW Women's Water Polo Overpowered by No. 13 Michigan, 16-4
Colonials Face SalemInternational, Bucknell Saturday
April 6, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The George Washington women's water polo team was held scoreless in thefirst half in a 16-4 loss to 13th-ranked Michiganon Friday evening at the Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium on the campus ofthe University of Maryland.
GW (8-11) struggled offensively, connecting on just four of29 shots and converting one of eight extra-man opportunities.
The Wolverines (17-10) took an 8-0 after one quarter andheld an 11-0 advantage at halftime. That lead was stretched to 12-0 before the Colonials got on the board at the 4:48 mark of the third quarter when senior Megan Walker found the back of the cage.
GW scored the final three goals of the period to make it12-3 heading to the final quarter, but the Wolverines outscored the Colonials,4-1, in the final eight minutes for the 16-4 victory.
Sophomore Rachael Bentley scored two of GW's four goals,while Walker and sophomore Allison Littlejohn accounted for the other two. Walker added fiveejections drawn and one penalty drawn. Freshman goalkeeper Chandler Vilander recorded six saves in three quarters, while freshman Jessie Sinkula stopped oneshot in the final period.
The Colonials return to action on Saturday, when they takeon Salem International at 11 a.m. and Bucknell at 2 p.m. at the Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium.
No. 13 Michigan 16, GW 4
GW Goals: Bentley 2, Walker 1, Littlejohn 1