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No. 2 California Lutheran Defeats Women’s Water Polo

No. 2 California Lutheran Defeats Women’s Water Polo

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. ­– The Connecticut College women's water polo team fell to No. 2 California Lutheran by an 8-4 decision on Saturday afternoon at the Samuelson Aquatics Center.

After senior Shannon Cry (Monterey, Calif.) fired the ball off the post, California Lutheran scored the first goal of the game when Remy Wilkison converted at the 6:52 mark. Connecticut College had several more opportunities to get on the board, but senior Sophia Soriano (Summerland, Calif.) and freshman Stephania Lopez (Chicago, Ill.) had shot attempts bounce off the post as well. Jayci Burrell and Wilkison each found the back of the net, and the Regals held a 4-1 advantage at recess.

California Lutheran picked right up where it left off in the third quarter and scored two straight goals to build up a 6-1 lead. Senior April Anderson (Mill Valley, Pa. scored a goal in each of the last two quarters, but the Camels were unable to come any closer than three for the remainder of the contest.

The Regals were led by Wilkison's five-goal outburst. Goalie Bailey Meyer made seven saves to pick up the victory between the posts.

Anderson scored two goals to propel the Camel offense. Cry finished with a game-high four steals, while senior goalie Sarah Nappo (Portland, Maine) registered three steals and two saves.

Connecticut College (2-4) will next trek to Monmouth in Illinois for a two-day tournament next weekend. The Camels will first face Washington & Jefferson at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 24.