MONMOUTH, Ill. – Freshman Stephania Lopez (Chicago, Ill.) found the back of the net six more times to propel the Connecticut College women's water polo team to a 17-11 victory over Grove City on Sunday afternoon. The Camels finished the weekend tournament at Monmouth with a perfect 3-0 record.
Connecticut College, which led from wire-to-wire, got back-to-back goals from senior April Anderson (Mill Valley, Calif.) and Lopez at the 7:23 and 6:44 marks of the opening quarter to seize the momentum. Lopez exploded to score three more times to give the Camels a 7-2 lead after the first frame, and sophomore Ginny McCool (Delray Beach, Fla.) scored twice in the second to make it 11-5 at the break. The Camels extended their lead to as many as eight goals on multiple occasions in the second half en route to registering their fourth straight win over a conference opponent.
By scoring six times today, Lopez finished the weekend with a team-leading 14 goals in three games. Senior Shannon Cry and McCool each scored twice in the contest to aid the offense.
Connecticut College (5-4) remains on the road and will next travel to Brooklyn to face St. Francis (N.Y.) on Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.