PRINCETON, N.J. -- The George Washington University women's water polo team played No. 18 Princeton University tough in a season-opening 9-4 loss to the Tigers and dropped a one-sided 16-7 decision to Colorado State University on the first day of the Princeton Invitational.
GW erased a 3-1 halftime deficit to pull even with Princeton at 3-3 with 4:32 left in the third quarter, but the host Tigers netted the next three goals and outscored the Colonials, 6-1, the rest of the way. GW could have played Princeton closer, but failed to convert on any of its seven power-play opportunities.
Junior Megan Walker totaled two goals and five ejections drawn to lead GW, while junior Allison Peotter and freshman Katherine Berry added goals. Senior goalkeeper Charlotte Schou made 10 saves.
In Saturday's second contest, Colorado State scored five goals in each of the first two quarters and GW couldn't dig out of the early hole in the 16-7 loss.
Freshman Rachael Bentley paced the Colonials with two goals against the Rams, followed by one goal apiece from Peotter, junior Monica Hanson and freshmen Adina Zepfel, Allison Littlejohn and Berry.
Release courtesy George Washington Athletic Communications