GW Women's Water Polo Defeats Mercyhurst, 8-7
Colonials Place Fifth at Southern Division Championship
April 13, 2014
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The fifth-seeded George Washington women's water polo team defeated sixth-seeded Mercyhurst, 8-7, on Sunday morning at Harvard's Blodgett Pool to place fifth at the CWPA Southern Division Championship.
GW (12-15) will learn in the coming days whether it will earn the at-large bid to the CWPA Championship, which takes place from April 25-27 at Bucknell's Kinney Natatorium.
The Colonials led Mercyhurst for most of the game. GW jumped out 2-0 after the first quarter and held a 4-3 advantage at halftime. The Colonials were up 6-4 after three, but the Lakers rallied to tie it at 6-6 with 2:06 remaining in the game, then took their first lead of the game with 1:37 left.
GW, however, drew an ejection and senior Megan Brolley netted the equalizer with one minute remaining. The Colonials got another man-up opportunity on their next possession, and Brolley found the back of the cage with the game-winner with 14 seconds left.
Brolley led the Colonials with two goals and four steals. Senior Rachael Bentley also scored twice, with both goals coming in the first quarter to jumpstart the offense. Seniors Erin Dickson and Allison Littlejohn and sophomores Hannah Cox and Caroline Sandri tallied a goal apiece, and Sandri added four ejections drawn, while junior goalkeeper Chandler Vilander recorded three saves.
"We basically had control of the game throughout," said Head Coach Scott Reed. "It was a great defensive effort on our part.
GW 8, Mercyhurst 7
GW - 2-2-2-2--8
MC - 0-3-1-3--7
GW Goals: Bentley 2, Brolley 2, Cox 1, Dickson 1, Littlejohn 1, Sandri 1
GW Saves: Vilander 3
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