Women’s water polo concludes regular season
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The women’s water polo team traveled to Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y to face off against No. 20 Harvard University and No. 14 Indiana University on April 8 and against Brown University on April 9. Although the Bison were not able to come away with any wins, they played well and competed in a tight match against Brown.
The Bison started strong in their first game against Harvard, scoring two goals in the first quarter, but in the second, Harvard came back and scored four in a row to take the lead. In the third quarter, the Bison scored one goal and Harvard scored three. In the last quarter, the Bison fought for an underdog victory, scoring two goals to Harvard’s one, but Harvard ultimately came out on top, winning 9-5. The top scorer for the Bison was Shyla Lintz ’18 with two goals in the contest, while Marta Considine ’18 had five steals.
Later that afternoon, the Bison returned to the pool to face off against Indiana. The Hoosiers started off strong, taking a 5-2 lead over the Orange and Blue. In the second quarter, the Bison started to pick up steam and scored another two goals, but Indiana bested them with four. The Orange and Blue held Indiana to only one goal in the third quarter, but the Bison were not able to capitalize on any opportunities. In the final quarter, the Bison were looking for another comeback, scoring three goals, but the game ultimately ended in Indiana’s favor with a score of 12-7. Six different players scored during this game, including Gigi Rojahn ’20 with two goals.
The Bison came back to the pool on the second day of competition looking for a victory to finish out the weekend. The Orange and Blue started off strong, scoring two goals to keep up with Brown. In the second quarter, Brown pulled ahead, scoring five goals to the Bison’s three. Both teams went scoreless in the third quarter. Once again, the Bison had their strongest showing in the last quarter and scored two goals to Brown’s one, but could not even the score and lost in 8-7 a nail-biter. Both Emily Konishi ’19 and Colleen Barron ’18 scored two goals during the game and Considine had a team-high four ejections.
“This past weekend we had a lot of great opportunities playing some tough competition. I think the team is coming together at a perfect time in the year, and we look forward to performing to our potential at Eastern Championships,” Rojahn said.
The Bison will be back in action for the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Championship in Bloomington, Ind.on April 28-30.