GW Takes Third at Southern Championship
Colonials Topple Maryland for Fourth Time this Season
April 25, 2005
LEWISBURG, PA - The George Washington women's water polo team (13-14) made its case for an at-large bid to the CWPA Eastern Championship with a third-place finish at the CWPA Southern Championship on April 23-24. The Colonials defeated Maryland, 7-3, on Sunday, April 24 to claim the third position, their fourth win over the Terrapins this season.
The Colonials will find out Monday afternoon if they have been selected to compete at the Eastern Championship, which will be held in Bloomington, IN on April 29-May 1. Princeton and Bucknell garnered the Southern Division's two automatic bids to the event by virtue of their first- and second-place finishes.
GW began the competition with a 4-2 loss to Bucknell on Saturday morning. A defensive struggle the whole way, the Bison got three goals in the second period to claim a 3-0 advantage and held the lead into the fourth quarter. Kathryn Shehan got GW on the board with a goal 55 seconds into the final period, but each side managed just one tally the rest of the way to produce the final score.
Junior Amy Heinemann made 15 saves in the cage, but the Colonials couldn't get their offense going versus the Bison. GW was 0-for-7 on man-up opportunities and was 2-of-19 (.105) shooting.
GW rebounded from morning loss with a 12-1 victory against Salem International on Saturday evening. Freshmen Faith Goss, Julia Wetherell and Shehan each scored twice in the win. The Colonials scored five first-period goals and led 9-0 at the half. GW's defense didn't' allow a goal until the 6:38 mark of the fourth period.
Their victory against the Tigers put the Colonials in the third-place match versus Maryland on Sunday. GW fell behind the Terrapins early, but scored six unanswered goals to claim a 6-1 margin with 1:50 to play in the third quarter. The Terrapins drew within three with back-to-back goals in the final period, but freshman Sarah Stimson closed the game's scoring with a tally at the 1:47 mark to seal the victory.
Senior Kendra Shanley recorded a multiple-goal game against the Terrapins with two scores. Heinemann stopped 10 shots in the cage for GW.
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