GW Women's Water Polo Drops Two at Southern Division Championship
Colonials to Play Mercyhurst for Fifth Place Sunday at 9 a.m.
April 14, 2012
LEWISBURG, Pa. - The fifth-seeded George Washington women's water polo team dropped a pair of matches in bracket play at the Southern Division Championship on Saturday at Bucknell's Kinney Natatorium. The Colonials fell to top seed and 14th-ranked Princeton, 11-8, in the first game of the day before falling to the fourth-seeded host Bison, 17-8.
GW (9-14) will take on No. 6 seed Mercyhurst on Sunday at 9 a.m. in the fifth-place game.
The Colonials scored the first goal of the game against Princeton as senior Megan Walker found the back of the cage on a backhand shot. But the Tigers answered with five unanswered to take a 5-1 halftime lead.
The 3-0 second quarter proved to be the difference in the game, as GW outscored Princeton, 7-6, in the second half.
In the second game of the day, Bucknell jumped out to a 7-1 lead, and GW was never able to recover, trailing 11-4 at halftime and 16-6 after three quarters before falling 17-8.
Princeton 11, GW 8
GW Goals: Berry 4, Brolley 1, Walker 1, Littlejohn 1, Marshall 1
Bucknell 17, GW 8
GW Goals: Walker 3, Brolley 2, Bentley 2, Littlejohn 1