W&J Opens CWPA D3 Championships With Lopsided Win
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Sophomore Sara Boldt (Grand Haven, Mich./East Kentwood) scored four goals to lift Washington & Jefferson to a 14-4 victory over Utica (N.Y.) Friday in the opening round of the 2013 CWPA Division III Women’s Water Polo Championships at Connecticut College.
The Presidents (10-15), who are one win away from tying the school record for single-season victories for a second consecutive season, will now play the host Connecticut College Camels at 6:00 pm this evening. The winner earns a spot in tomorrow’s championship match.
Junior Kelsey Leis (Flourtown, Pa./Springfield Township) fired in three goals, while classmate Margot Wummer (Havertown, Pa./Germantown Academy) contributed a pair.
Junior Catherine Villa (Poway, Calif./Poway) and freshmen Aly Fishbough (Exeter, Calif./Exeter Union), Allison Rocha (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln Way West) and Gabriele Rodriguez (Burbank, Calif./Burbank) all added one goal. Rodriguez dished out three assists and also grabbed a game-high seven steals.
Senior McKenzie Graf (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg) was victorious in the goal after posting five saves.
The Presidents and Camels have played twice this season with both squads winning once by the same final score (10-8).