Women's Water Polo Hosts Princeton on Senior Day

Feb. 22, 2018

George Washington women's water polo will recognize its seven seniors on Saturday before hosting No. 22 Princeton in its lone home game of the spring.

The ceremony honoring Maggie Ball, Megan Belliveau, Jacqueline Bywater, Maddie Goodell, Scarlett Hallahan, Maddy Johnson and Erin McGeoy is set to begin at 10:45 a.m. with the game starting 15 minutes later.

LAST TIME OUT: GW sits at 5-3 after splitting four games last weekend at the Princeton Invitational. The highlight was a 15-11 win over then-No. 25 Marist on Saturday night, boosted by four goals and two assists from Bywater.

The Colonials worked overtime for their other victory, a 14-12 defeat of Iona sparked by four goals from Jaleh Moaddeli. Both of their losses in New Jersey came to ranked foes in Princeton and Wagner.

IN FOCUS: These seven seniors have combined for 1,059 career points via 638 goals and 421 assists. Bywater and Hallahan are the headliners, ranking first and second on the program's all-time goals list. They both sit behind only Rachael Bentley ('14) in assists and points.

Defensively, it's an impressive group, too. The seven Colonials have combined for 853 steals. Bywater (269) and Ball (192) are atop GW's career steals list and are joined by Hallahan on the program's all-time Top 10 in field blocks.

FAMILY TIES: McGeoy will see a familiar face on the opposing bench. Her sister Kailie is a freshman attacker with the Tigers. Erin has three assists, two steals and a field block so far in her senior season, while Kailie scored the first two goals of her career last Sunday in a win over Villanova.

SCOUTING PRINCETON: After an 0-4 start against top competition, the Tigers bounced back with three wins in their home pool last weekend. They took down GW, 14-6, last Saturday in the first of three regular season meetings this season. Haley Wan and Eliza Britt combined for seven goals to power the victory.

UP NEXT: GW has next weekend off before its annual West Coast trip. The Colonials are set to play four games in California, starting against Fresno Pacific on March 9 at Cal-Baptist's Lancer Invitational.

SENIOR MEMORIES: The seven seniors share what they'll remember most about their time with the Buff and Blue.



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