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Steadfast Defense Denies GWU, No. 12 Women's Water Polo Wins 15-3

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 03/08/2013
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A nearly impenetrable first half defensive line was key in the No. 12 Princeton women's water polo team's 15-3 win over George Washington Friday in Washington, D.C.

The Tigers took off on a 9-1 first half lead, while limiting the Colonials to only four shots on frame.

A sturdy Princeton lead did not deter GWU's offense from attempting to cut down the Tigers' double figure advantage to open the second half. The Colonials had eight shots on goal in the third quarter, but Princeton goalie Ashleigh Johnson deflected all but two.

Johnson only allowed shots to get past her in the second and third quarters, finishing with 10 saves and a team-high five steals.

The offense was powered by Ashley Hatcher's four goals, along with Molly McBee and Katie Rigler's three goals apiece.

The Tigers (12-2, 2-0 Southern) now head to Southern California for a pair of four-game tournaments.

No. 12 Princeton: 4 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 15
George Washington: 0 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 3

Goals: Soroka 1, Hatcher 4, Hooks 1, McBee 3, Dunstan 1, Rigler 3, Temple 1, Gyorffy 1
Assists: Hatcher 1, Hooks 1, McBee 2, Rigler 1, Zwirner 1, Holechek 1, Gross 3
Steals: Soroka 1, Hatcher 2, McBee 1, Dunstan 1, Rigler 2, Zwirner 1, Gross 1, Johnson 5
Johnson: 10
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Friday
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vs. CAMO (Exhibition) (Princeton Invitational)
- 7:00 PM
February
07
Saturday
W. Water Polo
vs. Villanova (Princeton Invitational)
- 11:30 AM
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- 7:30 PM
February
08
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. Indiana (Princeton Invitational)
- 10:00 AM
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vs. Iona (Princeton Invitational)
- 4:00 PM
February
14
Saturday
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vs. Wagner (Bison Invitational)
- 3:00 PM
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vs. Long Beach State (Bison Invitational)
- 8:00 PM
February
15
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. St. Francis (Bison Invitational)
- 1:00 PM
February
21
Saturday
W. Water Polo
vs. TBA (Ivy League Championship)
- TBA
February
22
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. TBA (Ivy League Championship)
- TBA
February
28
Saturday
W. Water Polo
at Bucknell
- 9:00 AM
W. Water Polo
vs. Hartwick
- 2:20 PM
March
01
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. Gannon
- 11:40 AM
W. Water Polo
vs. Mercyhurst
- 5:30 PM
March
07
Saturday
W. Water Polo
vs. Marist (Harvard Invitational)
- 10:15 AM
W. Water Polo
vs. VMI (Harvard Invitational)
- 5:30 PM
March
08
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. Iona (Harvard Invitational)
- 11:45 AM
March
14
Saturday
W. Water Polo
vs. Pacific (Aztec Invitational)
- 7:45 AM
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vs. San Diego (Aztec Invitational)
- 12:45 PM
March
15
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. Hawaii (Aztec Invitational)
- 12:45 PM
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at San Diego State (Aztec Invitational)
- 5:45 PM
March
20
Friday
W. Water Polo
at TBA (LMU Invitational)
- TBA
March
21
Saturday
W. Water Polo
at TBA (LMU Invitational)
- TBA
March
28
Saturday
W. Water Polo
at George Washington
- 1:00 PM
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10
Friday
W. Water Polo
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- 7:30 PM
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