No. 17 Hartwick College Hawks Fly Past Notre Dame College Falcons, 17-6, in CWPA Eastern Championship Opening Round
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Sami Capparelli (So., Miami, Fla.) scored five times to earn Player of the Game honors in leading 11 Hawks' who found the back of the cage as No. 17 Hartwick College rolled past the Notre Dame College Falcons, 17-6, in the opening round of the 2012 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Championship at Brown University's newly completed Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center.
Hartwick (27-11, 5-4 CWPA Western Division) opened up a 5-0 lead in the first period and never looked back in putting up totals of four, two and six markers over the final three quarters of play to notch an 11-goal victory and earn a meeting against No. 14 University of Maryland in the tournament quarterfinals at 5:00 p.m. this evening.
It marks Harwick's second victory over NDC (6-17, 2-7 CWPA Western Division) this year as the Hawks picked up an 18-10 win during the regular season.
Lisa Bass (Sr., Montreal, Quebec) started the offensive onslaught as she cashed in on a man-up opportunity 59 seconds into the opening quarter to stake the Hawks to the lead for good.
Capparelli (5:54), Sasha Freeborn (Jr., Auckland, New Zealand) (1:41) and Natalie Seabourn (Jr., Auckland, New Zealand) (00:28) each tallied natural strikes in the opening frame, while Lily Martinez (Jr., Commerce, Calif.) dumped in an advantage score at 5:07 to round out the Hawks' offensive stars in the first period.
Notre Dame was unable to overcome the quick start and continuing barrage as Hartwick poured in on over the remainder of the contest to take the victory.
For Hartwick, Martinez and Allison Kosich (Jr., Stockton, Calif.) each finished with pairs of markers, while Seabourn, Kylie Traube (Fr., Johannesburg, South Africa), Kristen Wagner (Sr., Orange, Calif.), Bass, Shannon Leonard (Sr., Point Clair, Quebec), Kamila Zakirova (So., Almaty, Kazakhstan), Lara Dendy Young (Fr., Cape Town, South Africa) and Freeborn each posted single scores.
Notre Dame recevieda pair of tallies from Michelle Berrios (Jr., Sacramento, Calif./Sierra College), while Kanoe Lyons (Fr., Hilo, Hawaii/Kamahameha), Gina-Bella Mata'afa (Fr., Maui, Hawaii/Lahinaluna), Olena Orlova (Jr., Kiev, Ukraine, American River College) and Lucinda Darvell (So., Freeland, Pa./Hazleton) each chipped in solo goals.
Between the pipes, Haley Cox (Jr., El Segundo, Calif.) stopped three shots in earning the victory for Hartwick with Notre Dame goalie Victoria Cliff (Sr., Reno, Nev./Sierra College) making 11 saves in taking the loss.
Notre Dame is guaranteed a victory at the championship as the Falcons recevie a 5-0 forfeit victory against Salem International University which elected to withdraw from the CWPA Eastern Championship on Wednesday morning due to a lack of players caused by a medical issue.
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Hartwick Goals: Sami Capparelli (5); Lily
Martinez (2); Allison Kosich (2); Natalie Seabourn; Kylie Traube;
Kristen Wagner; Lisa Bass; Shannon Leonard; Kamila Zakirova; Lara
Dendy Young; Sasha Freeborn
Notre Dame Goals: Michelle Berrios (2); Kanoe
Lyons; Gina-Bella Mata'afa; Olena Orlova; Lucinda Darvell
Saves: Hartwick - Haley Cox (3) ; Notre Dame - Victoria Cliff (11)
Exclusions: Hartwick - 2 ; Notre Dame - 7
Advantage Opportunities: Hartwick - 3-for-7 ; Notre Dame - 0-for-2
Sprints: Hartwick - 2-for-4 (Third, Fourth) ; Notre Dame - 2-for-4 (First, Second)
Officials: Perry Korbakis, Humberto Navarro
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