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

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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