April 10, 2010
Wolverines remain unbeaten in CWPA play
NEW LONDON, Conn. -- The Grove City College women's water polo team remained undefeated in Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III league action by earning four more wins in CWPA play at Connecticut College Friday night and Saturday.
Late Friday night, Grove City (12-9 overall) earned an 11-2 win over Utica. Saturday, Grove City topped Chatham 15-8 before storming to a 12-3 triumph over Penn State Behrend. Grove City then wrapped up a 10-0 league record by rolling past longtime rival Washington & Jefferson 12-5.
Seven Grove City players scored in the win over Utica Friday night. Senior Kate Stiebler (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) fired in three goals while junior Lauren Baur (North Wales, Pa./North Penn) and senior Amanda Thompson (Erie, Pa./McDowell) both scored twice.
Juniors Allison White (Clearfield, Pa./Clearfield) and Brittany LaPalme (Hollywood, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) each scored one goal as did sophomore Chelsea Johnson (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) and freshman Michelle Shimrock (Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby South).
Stiebler and Thompson both had assists in the win. Stiebler also recorded a team-high three steals.
In goal, freshman Amanda Johnston (San Luis Obispo, Calif./San Luis Obispo) stopped eight shots. Grove City led 7-0 at halftime and 11-0 after three quarters.
Stiebler and Thompson both fired in six goals each Saturday morning as the Wolverines opened the day with the win over Chatham. Stiebler became Grove City's all-time leader in goals, surpassing Caitlin Ewing's mark of 160 from 2004 to 2007. Stiebler has 170 career goals after Saturday's action.
Baur, LaPalme and sophomore Amanda Brush (Charlton, N.Y./Schenectady Christian) all had one goal each for the Wolverines. LaPalme also assisted on three goals while Baur and Stibeler both had one assist.
Defensively, Stiebler notched five steals while Baur and White each recorded three takeaways. Johnston stopped eight shots to earn the win.
In Saturday's second match, Grove City charged out to a 10-0 halftime lead against Behrend. Four Wolverines produced multi-goal outings, led by Thompson's four-goal effort. Johnson and Stiebler each scored three goals and Brush registered a pair of scores.
Thompson also assisted on three other goals. Baur notched four steals. Johnston stopped six shots in goal.
Johnson recorded six goals in the finale against W&J. Stiebler chipped in three goals while Thompson scored twice and LaPalme added a score. Stiebler also assisted on two goals while Johnson and Thompson each chalked up an assist.
Baur and Stiebler each had three steals. In goal, Johnston stopped seven shots.
Grove City will host Mercyhurst next Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m. The Wolverines will host Gannon at 7 p.m. that evening.
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