Water Polo Falls 0-2 in MAAC Play at Villanova

April 17, 2005

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VILLANOVA, PA--Junior Lauren Earl and Caitlin Smith combined for four of five Saints goals as the Villanova Wildcats even the score with a 13-5 win at the Villanova Swim Center. Right after that, the Saints fell to Iona College 12-6 in MAAC play. Its overall record now sits at 9-12 and 1-5 in the league.

Anne Lafex added one goal for the Saints, while Earl dished out two assists and Ogren snatched three steals. Siena trailed by just two goals, 5-3, in the second quarter, but Villanova then broke open the scoring by netting five straight to jump to a seven-goal lead. After that, the Saints were unable to catch up and the Cats' put the game away with a goal that made it 11-3 in the third quarter.

The loss to the Gaels featured three goals from Ogren along with three steals. Sophomore Nicole Bourdeau with junior Shanna Allen and Smith each crammed in a goal. The Saints were able to convert on three out of five man-up situations, but it wasn't enough as Iona ran away with the game as they held the Saints scoreless in the second quarter finishing strong with a 6-3 lead to claim a 12-6 win.

In the net, Kaedy Graves nabbed 14 saves.

The Saints are gearing up to play three games, Marist, St. Francis and Wagner in Staten Island, NY on Saturday, April 23.