Ivy Foes Campaign
Article Image
Ashley Hatcher had a hat trick and an assist Sunday versus Santa Clara.
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer

No. 8 Women’s Water Polo Sweeps Invite, Beats No. 18 Santa Clara 14-11

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 03/09/2014
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

Matching its 2012 record with a 14-game season opening winning streak, the No. 8 Princeton women’s water polo team topped No. 18 Santa Clara, 14-11, to sweep the Harvard Invitational.

The 14 straight victories match the fourth-longest win streak in program history and Princeton improves to 4-0 on the year versus top-20 opponents with the win over SCU.

Similar to their first two games at the tournament, the Tiger offense quickly set the tone and pace to build a 7-4 halftime advantage.

Down 10-6 entering the fourth quarter, the Broncos attempted a late run and finished the game outscoring Princeton 5-4.

Multi-goal efforts applied to all six Tiger goal scorers, led by junior Ashley Hatcher and sophomore Diana Murphy’s hat tricks. Hatcher was a perfect 3-for-3 on attempts and had an assist.

Seniors Molly McBee and Katie Rigler posted three assists apiece, serving as team highs, with McBee also notching a pair of goals and a steal. Freshman Morgan Hallock contributed two goals, an assist and a steal, while junior Taylor Dunstan added two goals and an assist.

In just shy of four full quarters, sophomore goalie Ashleigh Johnson amassed 10 saves and a shutout second quarter.

The second half of the regular season will send the Tigers next to Southern California for an eight-game slate from Mar. 15-22.

No. 8 Princeton: 3 – 4 – 3 – 4 – 14
No. 18 Santa Clara: 4 – 0 – 2 – 5 – 11

Goals: Murphy 3, Hatcher 3, McBee 2, Dunstan 2, Hallock 2, Klein 2
Assists: Hatcher 1, McBee 3, Dunstan 1, Rigler 3, Hallock 1
Steals: McBee 1, Hallock 1, Gross 1
Saves: Johnson (30:18) 10, Coffey (1:42) 0

SOCIAL MEDIA

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

TIGERBLOG

ENEWS

Hyatt New
SCHEDULE
PNC Schedule
> Full Schedule and Results
February
01
Sunday
M. Fencing
vs. Northwestern Duals
- All Day
W. Fencing
vs. Northwestern Duals
- All Day
M. Swimming & Diving
vs. Yale
- 12:00 PM
W. Squash
at Yale
- 12:00 PM
M. Swimming & Diving
at Harvard
- 12:00 PM
M. Squash
at Yale
- 12:00 PM
February
06
Friday
M. Track & Field
at Sykes & Sabock
- All Day
W. Tennis
vs. ECAC Championship
- TBA
W. Swimming & Diving
at Columbia
- 2:00 PM
M. Squash
vs. Columbia
- 2:00 PM
W. Track & Field
at Sykes & Sabock
- 3:00 PM
M. Tennis
vs. William & Mary
- 3:00 PM
W. Squash
vs. Columbia
- 4:00 PM
M. Swimming & Diving
at Columbia
- 6:00 PM
W. Hockey
vs. Colgate
- 7:00 PM
M. Volleyball
at NJIT
- 7:00 PM
W. Water Polo
vs. CAMO (Exhibition) (Princeton Invitational)
- 7:00 PM
M. Hockey
at Colgate
- 7:00 PM
M. Basketball
at Columbia
- 7:00 PM
W. Basketball
vs. Columbia
- 7:00 PM
February
07
Saturday
W. Tennis
vs. ECAC Championship
- TBA
M. Tennis
vs. Bucknell
- 9:00 AM
W. Lacrosse
vs. Lehigh (scrimmage)
- 10:00 AM
W. Water Polo
vs. Villanova (Princeton Invitational)
- 11:30 AM
M. Tennis
vs. Furman
- 1:00 PM
stop