Women's Water Polo Places Eighth at Eastern Championships
Fabian and Pyka Named to All-Conference Team
April 30, 2002
PRINCETON, NJ - Women's water polo completed their most successful season in the history of the program at the Eastern Championships, placing eighth overall after posting a 1-3 record over the three-day tournament.
The Colonials (17-10, 7-2 CWPA) finished second in the Mid Atlantic Region of the Southern Division and was seeded eighth in the Eastern Championships, setting up a first-round game versus top seeded Michigan.
GW was only able to muster two goals versus the highly regarded Michigan team, falling behind 6-2 at halftime, and was shutout for the last two quarters. The Colonials held their own however in the second half, limiting the high-scoring Wolverines to three scores for the remainder of the match, eventually falling 9-2. Michigan continued on to win the championship.
The Colonials regained their scoring touch in their second match, rolling over the twelfth seeded Villanova Wildcats 12-3, and completing a season sweep of the team. GW and VU have met three times this season. The Colonials limited the Wildcats to just three scores, running away with the game 12-3. Junior Kiersten Johnson and sophomore Vanessa Fravel led GW with three scores apiece.
GW faced the fourth seeded Brown Bears in their third match of the championship, falling 8-3. The Colonials fell behind early, as Brown held a 4-1 lead by halftime. GW cut into the lead, narrowing the score to 5-3 before the Bears pulled away with three unanswered goals. Junior Ashley Pyka scored two goals to lead GW.
In their final match of the weekend, the Colonials continued to suffer through a scoring drought, as the sixth seeded Harvard Crimson topped GW 8-2, holding the Colonials scoreless through the first three quarters. Pyka scored two goals in the final period to account for all of GW's scoring.
The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) announced the Southern Division All-Conference Team on Monday, April 30, naming sophomore Mia Fabian and junior Ashley Pyka to the second team. Fabian was also named to the CWPA All-Eastern Conference Second Team.
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