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
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