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

Sophomore Megan Brolley led GW's defensive effort with five steals and added four points vs. Mercyhurst.

April 15, 2012

Box Score

LEWISBURG, Pa. - The George Washington women's water polo team used a strong defensive effort to defeat Mercyhurst, 12-4, on Sunday morning at Bucknell's Kinney Natatorium to take fifth place at the CWPA Southern Division Championship.

GW (10-14) scored the first two goals of the game, but the Lakers tied it with 1:36 to go in the first quarter before freshman Meagan Moreland put the Colonials on top for good with 25 seconds left in the period. She sparked a 10-0 run that spanned all four quarters, as GW held Mercyhurst without a goal for 20:38.

With GW ahead, 12-2, the Lakers finally ended their scoreless drought with 3:11 to play in the game, and they scored the final goal of the contest, as well, to account for the 12-4 final.

Senior Megan Walker led the Colonials with five goals, while sophomore Rachael Bentley scored twice. Sophomore Megan Brolley recorded an outstanding all-around effort with a goal, three assists, five steals and three swim-offs won. Freshman goalkeeper Chandler Vilander tallied four saves in the game.

"It was a great defensive effort by the team, putting the clamps down and not giving Mercyhurst any easy opportunities in the game whatsoever," head coach Scott Reed said.

Top-seeded and 14th-ranked Princeton defeated No. 3 seed Brown, 9-8, in the Southern Division championship game, while No. 2 seed Harvard defeated fourth-seeded Bucknell, 15-7, to claim third place.

GW 12, Mercyhurst 4
GW - 3-4-2-3--12
MC - 2-0-0-2--4

GW Goals: Walker 5, Bentley 2, Berry 1, Moreland 1, Hanson 1, Littlejohn 1
GW Saves: Vilander 4



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