Camels Sweep Conference Doubleheader, Secure Second Seed in D. 3 Championship

Camels Sweep Conference Doubleheader, Secure Second Seed in D. 3 Championship

ERIE, Pa.--The Connecticut College women's water polo team swept a conference double header at Penn State University-Behrend today, improving their record to 12-5 this spring. 

The Camels knocked off the Behrend Lions 10-8 in the early match before closing out the weekend with an 8-6 triumph against Utica College. They finished 6-1 in the weekend tournament in the Keystone State.

Senior All-American Kelsey Millward (Baie D'Urfe, Quebec) had two goals, one assist and two earned ejections in the victory against Penn State-Behrend. Sophomore April Anderson (Mill Valley, Calif.) chipped in with two goals, two steals, one assist and one earned ejection in the win. Senior Abbey Wrobleski (Honolulu, Hawaii) contributed with one goal, one assist, two steals and one earned ejection for the Camels.

Sophomore Sophia Soriano (Summerland, Calif.) scored twice.  Shannon Cry (Monterey, Calif.) had one goal, two assists and one steal. Emma Stephens (Huntington Beach, Calif.) contributed with one goal, two assists and one steal.

Junior Brianna Harrity (Jeffersonville, Pa.) added one goal, two steals and one earned ejection in the victory.

Junior net-minder Sarah Sovia (Pottstown, Pa.) made 10 saves in the cage.

"Playing the home team after a big day last night was a tough matchup," Connecticut College Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach Matt Anderson said. "The girls were able to extend the lead in the third and earned a well fought victory. Anderson played great defense and we did a great job of spreading the ball around as we had seven different scorers."

In the final match of the weekend, the Camels vaulted out to a 5-1 advantage against Utica in the opening quarter and were able to hold on for the 8-6 win.

Harrity had two goals and two steals in the win to lead the Camels. Millward contributed with two goals and one assist. Kendra Baity (Montclair, N.J.), Soriano, Stephens and Paige Cackovic (New Albany, Ohio) all contributed with single markers in the victory.  Wrobleski dished out three assists for the Camels.

Sovia recorded 10 saves and added one assist.   Wrobleski, Millward and Cackovic all contributed with three saves. Anderson recorded two stops for the Camels.

"This was a good way to cap off a successful weekend," Coach Anderson said. "It was a fun game and we had a good rotation getting some players major minutes who hadn't had the chance to play that much."

The Camels have locked up the #2 seed in the upcoming Division III Conference Championship that will be hosted by Connecticut College April 16-17 at Lott Natatorium in New London.