BU women’s water polo completed their first tournament of the season 3-0 bringing down Yale, Wellesley, and Bowdoin. The Terriers hosted the tournament, playing two games on Saturday and one Sunday afternoon. BU came out strong in their first game against Yale with a convincing 18-4 victory dominated by the offense of Maeve O’Connor and Allie Delillo. Yale was one of BU’s biggest competitors last year, but with a few key players graduated, the Terriers had no problem shutting them down.
The second game of the day, featured BU against Wellesley College, who could not field a full team so had to forfeit. Although BU received a 5-0 win for the forfeit, the two teams still played for practice with Wellesley borrowing some BU players to fill a team. We also had a surprise visit from two alumni who happened to bring suits with them and hopped in the pool to join in the polo fun! Shout out Julia Zurek and Bridget Eastes.
The cheetahs, energized from their two wins on Saturday, faced a strong Bowdoin team Sunday afternoon. Bowdoin is the defending North Atlantic Champions and the girls knew they had to score first and play tough defense if they wanted to win. With a slow first quarter, BU came back in the end to defeat Bowdoin 10-9. A real nail biter!
Congratulations to all the fresh babies on competing in their first league tournament! The team is headed down to Yale February 28-March 1 for the second tournament of the season. The girls hope to carry their momentum and dominate once again!
The female terriers returned from Yale yesterday and won 2nd place in the North Atlantic division. The team beat Wellesley College and Bowdoin College on the first day and MIT early on in the second day. In the championship game between Yale and BU, Yale won 11-8. Even though Yale won, the girls end the season with a score of 11-1. Girls, be proud! We defeated Yale twice in the first two tournaments. Although Yale placed first in the North Atlantic Division, the team will not be participating in nationals because of the time conflict between the games and their final exams. That means the cheetahs are headed to Minnesota!
Here are the scores for all three tournaments this season:
We are so happy with what we have accomplished as a team. Many of our players had not picked up a water polo ball until the beginning of this school year and we have all improved significantly. To be able to win second place is a huge achievement and we are so proud of everyone for their hard work and determination. Thank you to our coaches, Liz Lacy and Emily Millard, for putting up with our craziness and for pushing us to do our best.
The Lady Terriers return to Maine for their second tournament of the season. The game was held in Bowdoin College from April 6-7. On the first day, the cheetahs went up against Wellesley College 7-1 and then defeated Bates College with a score of 9-5. The next day, the cheetahs were neck to neck by halftime with a score of 4-4. But the girls won with a score of 8-5! The last game against Bowdoin College was even more intense with a score of 4-4 by the end of the third quarter. Luckily the fierce cheetahs scored a goal and finished with a nail biter of 5-4. The team came back home with their heads held up high and still hold the title as the undefeated team for the North Atlantic Division.
Championships, here we come!
Here is the schedule for the championship game, as well as the scores for all the games in the season: