Women’s water polo places eighth at Easterns

The eighth-seeded Colonials finished where they started – in the eighth place at this weekend’s Eastern Championships hosted by Princeton University. The GW women’s water polo team notched one win in a tournament that gave its postseason berth to tournament winner Michigan.

After losing to first-seeded Michigan 9-2 Friday afternoon, the Colonials ratcheted up their offense and outscored Villanova, which GW defeated twice this season, 13-3 Saturday morning. Later that day, fourth-seeded Brown defeated GW 8-3. And in a game for seventh place on Sunday, Harvard defeated the Colonials 8-2.

Michigan went undefeated to win the tournament and will advance to the NCAA tournament, but the berth comes after some difficult matches. It took the Wolverines four overtimes to beat fifth-seeded Indiana 8-7 Saturday evening, and sudden death overtime to beat Hartwick College 7-6 in the championship match Sunday.

The Colonials (17-10) secured a spot at Easterns by finishing fourth at Southern Championships April 22 after beating Grove City College and Bucknell.

Head Coach Scott Reed has led his team to its best record in the program’s three-year history
Sean Lee

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