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GW Women's Water Polo Places Fourth at Southern Division Championship

Rachael Bentley tallied seven points on five goals and two assists against Harvard.
Rachael Bentley tallied seven points on five goals and two assists against Harvard.

April 14, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Junior Rachael Bentley tallied seven points, but the fourth-seeded George Washington women's water polo team fell to third-seeded Harvard, 15-11, in the third-place game at the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Southern Division Championship on Sunday morning at Brown University's Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center.

Harvard (16-14) took control of the game with a 5-1 first quarter. The teams played evenly in the second, each scoring three goals, to make it 8-4 at halftime before the Crimson outscored the Colonials, 4-2, in the third to take a six-goal advantage. GW (14-14) rallied with a five-goal fourth period, but it was not enough in the 15-11 loss.

Bentley's seven points came on five goals and two assists, while junior Allison Littlejohn also scored twice and junior Megan Brolley finished with three points on a goal and two helpers. Sophomore goalkeeper Chandler Vilander finished with seven saves in the cage.

The Colonials return to action on Saturday, when they host VMI in their regular-season finale at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool. Prior to the contest, GW will honor seniors Allison Peotter and Jessie Hurd in a Senior Day ceremony.

Harvard 15, GW 11
GW - 1-3-2-5--11
HU - 5-3-4-3--15

GW Goals: Bentley 5, Littlejohn 2, Brolley 1, Cox 1, Sandri 1, Moreland 1
GW Saves: Vilander 7



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