Friday, March 28, 2014

Big water polo weekend at W&J

Washington & Jefferson started its home weekend of women’s water polo action with Friday morning victories over Grove City, 10-6, and Monmouth (Ill.), 14-8, at the Henry Memorial Center Natatorium.

Over the next three days, W&J will host 28 water polo matches will featuring teams from Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, New York, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The Presidents and Grove City opened the league play weekend at at 9 a.m. The match was tied 5-5 after three quarters, but W&J scored five goals over the final eight minutes.

Rachel Clauss led the Presidents with four goals, including three in the fourth quarter, and one assist.
In the win over Monmouth, W&J goalkeeper Julia Nadovich made 14 saves as the Presidents forged a 10-3 lead by halftime and improved its record to 10-7.

Gabriele Rodriguez had four goals, three steals and one assist for W&J, and Allison Rocha and Brittany Hopkins each contributed three goals.

In addition to 27 matches this weekend, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Brenda Villa will be on campus Saturday at 6 p.m. (Burnett Center Room 114) for a discussion about her life and development into one of the world's top water polo players.

The schedule for Saturday is as follows:
9 a.m. - Monmouth College vs. Connecticut College       
10:20 a.m. - Penn State Behrend vs. Utica
11:40 a.m. - Grove City vs. Macalester
1 p.m. - Washington & Jefferson College vs. Carthage
2:20 - Monmouth College vs. Penn State Behrend       
3:40 - Connecticut College vs. Utica
5:00 - Grove City vs. Carthage
6:20 - Washington & Jefferson College vs. Macalester
7:40 - Monmouth College vs. Utica
9:00 - Penn State Behrend vs. Connecticut College


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