An early lead and solid defensive line helped the No. 18
Princeton women's water polo team remain undefeated and open conference action
with a 12-6 win over Bucknell at DeNunzio Pool. The win improved the Tigers to
a perfect 9-0, 1-0 Southern Division on the year. The victory also marked 14th season head coach Luis Nicolao's 300th career win.
Princeton jumped out early with a 1-0 lead and never looked
back. Up 4-2, the Tigers scored a game-high five goals in the third quarter and
finished the game with an 8-4 run.
Veterans Molly McBee, Katie Rigler, Saranna Soroka and Audrey Zak each tallied a pair of goals apiece to lead the Princeton offense versus the Bison, while Taylor Dunstan, Jessie Holechek, Kelly Gross and Brittany Zwirner each added a goal of their own.
The Tigers next host the CWPA/MAAC Crossover from Feb. 25-26, facing Iona, Siena, Villanova and Wagner.
Princeton: 1 - 3 - 5 - 3
Bucknell: 0 - 2 - 2 - 2
Goals: Dunstan 1, Gross 1, Holechek 1, McBee 2, Soroka 2, Rigler 2, Zak 2, Zwirner 1
Assists: Dunstan 2, Gross 1, Hooks 1, Soroka 1, Ward 1
Steals: Gross 1, Hooks 4, McBee 2, Rigler 2, Soroka 2, Zak 1, Zwirner 3
Saves: Ward 9