March 9, 2014
The Siena women’s water polo team traveled to Claremont, California for the 2014 Claremont Convergence, splitting the double header against the host team Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and La Verne University. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defeated the Saints 16-7 and rebounded nicely to defeat La Verne 15-12 in the late game.
In the first game, Melanie Boehrig led the Saints three points, scoring twice and assisting on another, as the Saints offense couldn’t keep up with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS). Lea Allen scored twice for the Saints as she continues to lead the team in goals scored.
Defensively, goalie Madeline Hurley recorded eight saves and contributed three assists and one steal. Jacque Verdon earned a team high two ejections-drawn with Taylor Young, Stephanie Bundas and Melanie Boehrig each earning one ejection-drawn.
In the late game, the Saints’ offense woke up scoring 15 goals for the second time this season in the 15-12 win over La Verne.
Stephanie Bundas and Lea Allen combined for 10 of the 15 goals against La Verne. With eight coming in the first half. Boehrig and Verdon joined in on the scoring for the other five goals in the second half.
Melanie Boehrig recorded seven points with a team high five assists to go with her two goals. Freshman Taylor Young has seen action in the last three games, picking up three more assists and one steal against La Verne.
Madeline Hurley earned the win recording eight saves while facing 12 shots. Hurley added an assist and two steal for the day. Sarah Abbott relieved Hurley in the second quarter, recording one save on four shots on goal.
The Saints converted on three of four 6-on-5 advantages and prevented La Verne to score on all seven of their man advantages.
Water polo improves to 2-7 on the season and continues their California road trip on Monday, March 10 at Cal Tech in Pasadena, Calif. The game will start at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.