Women’s water polo goes 2-2 in conference games

Anslee Krouch, Senior Writer

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The Bison women’s water polo team went 2-2 in four games on April 14-15 to wrap up regular season play. The Bison beat Harvard 9-8 and George Washington 13-5, and would go on to lose to Brown 9-7 and Princeton 12-5.

The victory over No. 19 Havard was the first in two years. The Bison were down 7-6 heading into the fourth quarter. With about three minutes left, Colleen Barron ’18 scored to tie the game and Marta Considine ’18 added another goal to upset the Crimson.

Considine and Shyla Lintz ’18 each had hat tricks for the Orange and Blue. Kali Hyham ’21 and Ally Furano ’21 also added a goal apiece. Keeper Manuela Herrera ’18 recorded eight saves in the game for the Bison.

“Our conference games this weekend were really important because they determined our seed at Championships in two weeks. We set the tone for the weekend in our first game by defeating Harvard,” Considine said. “By playing as a team with lots of communication and intensity, we saw success, which gave us confidence for the rest of the weekend.”

Later that day, the Bison lost 9-7 to Brown. The Orange and Blue entered the second half of the game down 6-2. Though they scored five more goals in the frame, the team ultimately failed to gain the win. Emily Konishi ’19 led the Bison with two goals and two assists, while Lintz also had a strong game with two goals and one steal. Barron and Sarah Mooney ’19 each added a goal for the Bison, and Herrera tallied five saves.

Despite this loss, the Bison bounced back the following day and beat George Washington 13-5 for their third win this season against the Colonials. Ten different Bison contributed at least one point in the rout. Furano led the way with six goals and two assists. Hyham had two goals and one assist, while Barron and Considine each had a goal and an assist, as well. Herrera had ten saves for the Orange and Blue.

Unfortunately, the Bison were unable to maintain their momentum against the undefeated No. 11 Princeton Tigers. The Orange and Blue entered the third quarter with a 5-3 lead, but the Tigers answered with nine consecutive goals en route to the 12-5 win. Furano had a hat trick, and Barron and Considine each added a goal for the Bison. Herrera saved nine shots, Konishi had three steals, and Lintz drew a team-best four ejections.

“With our wins against Harvard and George Washington, we are the No. 5 seed for Easterns, where we will play the No. 4 seed, Indiana. We are exactly where we need to be, and excited to focus on that game for the next two weeks,” Considine said.

The Bison finish the regular season with a 13-17 record overall, going 3-5 in CWPA play. They will host the CWPA Championships in Kinney Natatorium on April 27 and will kick off play against Indiana at 4:30 p.m.

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