Laing 14 Strong
Article Image
Freshman Pippa Temple
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer

No. 12 Women's Water Polo Goes Perfect at CWPA/MAAC Crossover

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 02/24/2013
Print RSS

Maintaining its sturdy defensive line, the 12th-ranked Princeton women's water polo team went 4-0 at the CWPA/MAAC Crossover. The Tigers' defeated Wagner 14-8 and capped the weekend off with a 14-4 win over host Villanova.

Katie Rigler scored four goals and Molly McBee added three, as Princeton upended Wagner for the second time this season.

The Tigers' opened with a 4-0 run in the first quarter, but the Seahawks' managed a four-goal quarter of their own in the second to cut Princeton's lead down to two, 6-4, entering halftime.

Ashleigh Johnson tallied 12 saves, including seven in the second half to hold off Wagner.

Brittany Zwirner notched three assists and steals, and McBee added three of her own.

No. 12 Princeton: 4 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 14
Wagner: 0 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 8

Goals: McBee 3, Dunstan 2, Rigler 4, Temple 1, Zwirner 1, Gross 2, Murphy 1
Assists: Soroka 1, Hooks 1, McBee 1, Zwirner 3, Klein 1, Gross 3, Murphy 1
Steals: Soroka 1, McBee 3, Dunstan 1, Rigler 1, Zwirner 3, Holechek 1, Murphy 1, Johnson 1
Saves: Johnson 12

Johnson made four saves and held Villanova scoreless over her two quarters of work, while the offense opened with an eight-goal half. Princeton extended its opening charge by outlasting the Wildcats, 14-4, to defeat them for the second time this month.

The Tigers fired 23 shots on frame, while limiting Villanova to 11.

Princeton's offense was headlined by underclassmen Pippa Temple and Jessie Holechek's three and two goals, respectively. Defensively, Holechek made a team-high four steals and seniors Brittany Zwirner and Laura Martinez grabbed three apiece.

Amidst their 13-game road swing, the Tigers (11-2, 1-0 Southern) head to George Washington for a Friday, Mar. 8 meeting at 7 p.m.

No. 12 Princeton: 6 - 2 - 4 - 2 - 14
Villanova: 0 - 0 - 2 - 2 - 4

Goals: Coffey 2, Hatcher 1, Hooks 1, McBee 1, Dunstan 1, Rigler 1, Temple 3, Holechek 2, Martinez 1, Gross 1
Assists: Hatcher 1, Hooks 1, McBee 1, Dunstan 1, Rigler 1, Holechek 1, Martinez 2, Gross 2
Steals: Coffey 1, Hatcher 2, Hooks 1, McBee 2, Zwirner 3, Klein 1, Holechek 4, Martinez 3, Johnson 2, Soroka 1
Saves: Johnson (16:00) 4, Soroka (8:00) 2, Gross (8:00) 1
SOCIAL MEDIA

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

TIGERBLOG

ENEWS

Hyatt New
SCHEDULE
Nissan Schedule
> Full Schedule and Results
February
12
Friday
W. Track & Field
at Fasttrack National Invite
- All Day
February
21
Sunday
W. Track & Field
vs. Princeton Invitational
- 11:00 AM
February
27
Saturday
W. Track & Field
at Ivy League Heptagonal Championships
- 11:00 AM
March
10
Thursday
W. Track & Field
at NCAA Championships
- All Day
March
17
Thursday
W. Track & Field
at South Florida
- All Day
March
19
Saturday
W. Track & Field
at NTC Meet
- All Day
March
25
Friday
W. Track & Field
at Monmouth Invitational (field athletes only)
- All Day
April
08
Friday
W. Track & Field
vs. Sam Howell Invitational
- All Day
April
14
Thursday
W. Track & Field
vs. Princeton Outdoor Invite
- All Day
April
22
Friday
W. Track & Field
vs. Larry Ellis Invitational
- TBA
April
28
Thursday
W. Track & Field
at Penn Relays
- All Day
April
29
Friday
W. Track & Field
at TCNJ Meet
- All Day
May
07
Saturday
W. Track & Field
vs. Ivy League Heptagonal Championships
- All Day
stop