GW Closes Out 2005 with Loss to Bucknell

May. 1, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, IN - The GW women's water polo team (13-17) closed out the 2005 campaign with a 10-5 loss to seventh-seeded Bucknell (23-11) in the seventh-place match at the CWPA Eastern Championship on Sunday, May 1 at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center. The Colonials finished 0-3 at the tournament and placed eighth.

Bucknell's Elizabeth Jensen scored two the Bison's first three goals as the Patriot Leaguers grabbed a 3-1 lead after the first period. The Colonials got goals from sophomore Jenna Burnett and senior Kendra Shanley and outscored Bucknell, 2-1, in the second frame to make it a 4-3 match at the half.

The Bison blew the game open in the third quarter, scoring four times in the period, including three by Meagan Gins, to increase its margin to five, 8-3, after three quarters. Sophomore Morgan Hooker and freshman Rebecca Stein found the back of the cage for GW in the final period, but Bucknell also scored twice to record the 10-5 victory.

Bucknell outshot GW, 25-17, and Gins finished with three goals, while Jensen and Meg Blitzer each scored twice.

Burnett and Shanley, who was playing in the final game of her career, also registered assists to go along with their scores. They were only two Colonials to notch multiple points in the contest. Junior Amy Heinemann (5) and freshman Julie Jacoby (2) combined to make seven saves in the cage for GW.



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