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March 31, 2012

Wolverines down Notre Dame; fall to Gannon

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's water polo team went 1-1 Saturday in non-conference action at the James E. Longnecker Pool. Grove City opened the day with an 8-3 victory over visiting Notre Dame (Ohio). The Wolverines then dropped a 10-6 decision to visiting Gannon in Saturday's finale.

Three Wolverine players recorded multi-goal efforts against Notre Dame. Senior Andrea Wilson (Newberg, Ore/Veritas School) and freshman Lauren Hulsebus (Belmont, Mich./Rockford) both fired in three goals while freshman Jocelyn Hinkle (Freeland, Pa./Hazleton) scored twice.

Senior Chelsea Johnson (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) and sophomore Kristi Baur (North Wales, Pa./North Penn) each assisted on two goals. Hulsebus, senior Amanda Brush (Charlton, N.Y./Schenectady Christian) and junior Amanda Johnston (San Luis Obispo, Calif./San Luis Obispo) all had one assist each.

Johnston stopped 16 shots in goal to earn the win.

Grove City (10-8) led 3-2 after the first period against Gannon but the Knights rebounded to take a 6-4 lead by halftime.

Hinkle and Johnson both scored twice for the Wolverines while Baur and Wilson each had one goal. Hinkle also assisted on two goals and Baur had one assist.

Hinkle paced the defense with five steals and Baur had three thefts. Wilson also had three steals and blocked two shots. Johnston recorded seven saves.

Grove City returns to action April 13-14 for a series of five matches in Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III action in Utica, N.Y.

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