GW Women's Water Polo Splits on First Day of Princeton Invite
Brolley Scores Six Goals in 14-7 Win Over VMI
Feb. 8, 2014
PRINCETON, N.J. - The George Washington women's water polo team split a pair of games on the first day of the Princeton Invitational, falling to Wagner, 20-9, before defeating VMI, 14-7, on Saturday afternoon at DeNunzio Pool.
The Keydets kept it close in the first quarter, trailing by just one, 3-2, but GW (2-1) broke it open with a 4-1 second period to take a 7-3 halftime lead, and the Colonials outscored VMI, 7-4, in the second half for the 14-7 victory.
Brolley added three ejections drawn to her six goals, and sophomore Hannah Cox notched her first hat trick of the season. Senior Rachael Bentley tallied five points on two goals and three assists, and freshman Maddy Johnson scored the first two goals of her career. In addition, Erin Dickson dished out a career-high three assists and junior goalkeeper Chandler Vilander recorded seven saves in the cage.
"Our defense was much better in that game and we were able to take control right from the get-go," said Coach Reed.
Wagner led GW, 9-3, at halftime of the Colonials' first game of the day, but GW scored three of the first four goals of the third quarter to pull within four, 10-6, with five minutes to go in the period before the Seahawks pulled away with a 10-4 run to end the game.
Senior Katherine Berry led the Colonials with four goals, while Bentley again tallied five points on two goals and three assists and added four ejections drawn. Dickson also drew four exclusions to go with one goal and Vilander recorded 10 saves.
The Colonials return to action on Sunday when they take on Iona at 12 p.m. on the final day of the Princeton Invitational.
Wagner 20, GW 9
GW - 1-2-5-1--9
WC - 4-5-8-3--20
GW Goals: Berry 4, Bentley 2, Brolley 1, Dickson 1, Cox 1
GW Saves: Vilander 10
GW 14, VMI 7
GW - 3-4-4-3--14
VMI - 2-1-2-2--7
GW Goals: Brolley 6, Cox 3, Johnson 2, Bentley 2, Berry 1
GW Saves: Vilander 7
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