Women's Water Polo Closes Season With 15-7 Loss to Maryland
April 25, 2010
PRINCETON, NJ - Seniors Marissa Stamler and Tara Sullivan combined for five goals in their final collegiate game as the George Washington women's water polo team fell to No. 3 seed Maryland, 15-7, in the third-place game of the CWPA Southern Division Championship at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool Sunday.
Stamler netted a hat trick and Sullivan added five points on two goals and three assists to pace the Colonials, who finish the 2010 season with a 7-17 overall mark. Maryland ends its season 14-17 overall. Bucknell defeated Princeton, 11-9, to claim its first-ever Southern Division title.
GW trailed only 4-2 after a quarter, but Maryland used a 6-2 second-quarter run to lead 10-4 at halftime. The Colonials played even with the Terrapins, 3-3, in the third quarter, but were shutout 2-0 over the final eight minutes in the eight-goal loss.
Sophomores Megan Walker and Monica Hanson each scored a goal and junior Charlotte Schou made 10 saves in the season finale. Schou's 230 saves this season are the fifth-most in one season in school history. Sullivan added two steals and a field block to cap her four-year career.
Stamler completes her four seasons ranked fourth at GW with 207 career points and fifth with 139 goals and 68 assists. Her 51 goals this season were the fourth-most in a single season in program history.