Feb. 23, 2014
The Siena Water Polo team dropped two games during the second day at the MAAC/CWPA Crossover in Cambridge, Mass. on Sunday afternoon to George Washington (12-6) and Bucknell (9-5). Junior Jacque Verdon led the Saints with five goals on the day.
Verdon continued to play well at the MAAC/CWPA Crossover, scoring five more goals today for a total of seven goals on the weekend. Lea Allen added three more goals to bring her season total to a team-leading 10 goals.
“I thought we played better as the weekend went along,” said Coach Ellen Howe. “Our defense finally clicked in the second half of our last game, which I was pleased with.”
Allen and Melanie Boehrig each scored two goals for the Saints in the first game of the day to George Washington. Stephanie Bundas also scored a goal in the first quarter of play and led the team with two assists and three steals.
The offense was plagued with turnovers again, giving possession away 16 times with Boehrig leading the team with eight turnovers.
Coach Howe continued about the level of this weekend’s competition, “All of the challenging competition is preparing us for conference games later this season.”
Bucknell defeated the Saints (0-6) 9-5 in the second game of the day. Verdon scored a hat trick, her first of the season and recorded a team leading two assists.
Rounding out the scoring against Bucknell includes, Lea Allen scoring once with one assist and Bundas, scored once with one assist.
Madeline Hurley played well in goal the entire day, starting both games. Hurley recorded six saves in game one against George Washington, followed by a 12 save performance against the Bucknell Bison.
Water polo is home this Saturday, March 1 to face Utica College at 11:00 a.m. Follow www.sienasaints.com for all of the latest information on Siena Water Polo.