Utica College Drops Games to Connecticut College, Macalester College & Carthage College on Day Two of Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III East-vs.-West Tournament
WHEATON, Ill. -- Utica College fell to Connecticut College (27-10 L), Macalester College (14-8 L) and Carthage College (8-5 L) on Day Two of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III East-vs.-West Tournament at Wheaton College's Chrouser Natatorium
Sophomore Evelyn Kurzac led the Pioneers with 18 goals and seven steals on the day.
Against Macalester, the Pioneers hung with the Scots for the first five minutes of action before Macalester began to pull away. UC tied the score, 2-2, with 4:36 left in the first quarter before Mac rattled off four straight goals and pushed to a 6-2 lead at the start of the second. Utica answered with a score, at 7:33, cutting the lead to 6-3, however the Scots retaliated with three consecutive goals and led 9-3 at the break. UC came out with back-to-back goals in the third period and trailed 9-5 but Macalester once again responded with a three score spree and held a 12-5 advantage. The Pioneers outscored the Scots 3-2 to close out the contest yet fell short losing 14-8. Kurzac racked up seven of UC's eight goals while freshman goalie Ali Templin registered 16 saves.
Utica fought tough for the first quarter against Connecticut as they pulled within three scores of the lead and trailed 7-4 after the opening frame. The Camels went on to outscore UC 20-6 over the next three quarters to conclude the 27-10 rout. Kurzac tallied eight goals while Templin recorded eight saves in net for Utica. Junior Sarah Parker and freshman Katie Snyder each added a goal for the Pioneers.
In their final game of the day, the Pioneers and Carthage battled in the first half as the contest went into halftime tied 4-4. Utica scored the lone third quarter goal to take a 5-4 lead, however the Lady Reds put together a 4-0 final quarter to close out the win. Senior Lisa Torri and sophomore Rebecca Morgan each posted one score while Kurzac added three goals in the loss.
Release courtesy Utica Athletic Communciations