April 16, 2011

Mercyhurst College Downs Bucknell 13-10 on Senior Day

ERIE, Pa. -- The Mercyhurst College women's water polo team closed out the regular season by defeating Bucknell University, 13-10, on Senior Day at the Carneval Athletic Pavilion.

Celebrating the accomplishments of seniors Chrissy Becks, Alyssa Katerberg, Nicole Nelson, Jessica Clemente, Molly Keleshian and Rachel Griepsma prior to the game, the Lakers sent the veterans out in style with their first win over the Bison in program history.

Mercyhurst scored four times in each of the first two quarters to build an 8-4 lead at the break. Bucknell held the upper hand in the third, at 3-1, but the damage done in the first half along with a 4-3 edge in the fourth sealed the win for the designated home team.

Offensively, Griepsma led the way for Mercyhurst with a career-high 10 points on five goals and five assists. Sophomore Lisett Calderon also hit a career mark, totaling seven points on four goals and three assists. Freshman Rebecca Wright netted a hat trick while Nelson rounded out the out offense with one goal.

Junior Hope Rozelle earned the win with 10 saves and four steals.

Release courtesy Mercyhurst Athletic Communications


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