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March 31, 2007

Wolverines improve to 6-0 at Carthage Invitational

KENOSHA, Wis. -- The Grove City College women's water polo team completed a perfect 6-0 weekend Saturday against three Division III foes at the Carthage (Wis.) Invitational. Grove City opened Saturday's action by blanking Wheaton (Ill.), 8-0. The Wolverines then recorded a 6-3 victory over archrival Washington & Jefferson Saturday afternoon.

Saturday night, Grove City downed Macalester, 12-3.

Junior goalkeeper Keala Walter (Keaau, Hawaii/Newberg, Ore.) stopped all 11 shots she faced against Wheaton in preserving the shutout victory. Grove City led 8-0 at halftime.

Freshman Jane Wilson (Newberg, Ore./Veritas School) fired in three goals against Wheaton while freshman Liz Juncker (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron), sophomore Kristen Kerchner (West Lake Village, Calif./West Lake), senior Meghan Kincaid (Eagle River, Alaska/Homeschooled), sophomore Liza McRuer (Irvine, Calif./University) and freshman Amanda Thompson (Erie, Pa./McDowell) all scored once.

Kerchner also had three assists. Juncker assisted on two goals while McRuer and senior Caitlin Ewing (Grafton, Wis./Grafton) each assisted one goal apiece. McRuer and Juncker both also recorded four steals.

Grove City (12-14 overall) scored twice in the fourth period to secure its 6-3 win over W&J. Balanced scoring again bolstered the Wolverines as five different players scored. Ewing scored a pair of goals while senior Virginia Larsen (Federal Way, Wash./Tacoma Baptist), McRuer, Thompson and Wilson all scored once.

McRuer tallied three assists while Thompson had two assists. Kerchner also assisted on a goal. Wilson had four steals defensively with McRuer contributing three thefts. Walter stopped 13 of 16 shots.

Larsen chalked up three goals in the nightcap against Macalester. Kerchner and freshman Kate Stiebler (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) both scored twice while McRuer, Thompson and Wilson all scored once. Kerchner also chipped in two assists, as did Stiebler. Sophomore Whitney Baur (Ambler, Pa./North Penn), McRuer and Thompson all had one assist.

Wilson recorded six steals while Walter stopped six of nine shots.

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