Women's Water Polo

The women’s water polo team hosted its regional tournament in the University Center’s pool last weekend, where the team won one game and lost three.

First the Tartans took on the West Chester University Golden Rams. After losing to the Golden Rams in the previous season, the Tartans stepped it up in the pool to defeat them 7–4. This win was not only the first time they defeated West Chester University, but it was also the first time the Tartans have won any game in the northern division. In this game, senior Clare McKendry led the team with six goals while senior Nicole Carter added an additional goal.

Next, the Tartans took on the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions. The final score was 11–3 in favor of Penn State; the Tartans’ only lead was 1–0 after the first quarter. The Tartans then fell to the University of Pennsylvania Quakers 8–7.

“This [game against the Quakers] was a much closer game then I think anyone expected,” McKendry said.

Finishing out the weekend, the Tartans played the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. The Tartans fell to the Panthers 8–5. The goals for this game were scored by McKendry, junior captain Alice Tripp, senior Myrka Lembo, sophomore Melanie Jasper, and sophomore Ashley Disbrow.

The Tartans will face the University of North Carolina Tar Heels on Friday and West Chester University Golden Rams again on Saturday at the University of Virginia. The University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, University of Pennsylvania, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Duke University, and the hometown University of Virginia Cavaliers will also be in attendance.