Girls Water Polo Topples EA in Thriller
Ending a drought is always fun. When accomplishing that feat occurs in exciting fashion, it pretty much feels like New Year's Eve.
Brian Hecker is in his fourth year as Penn Charter's girls water polo coach and, prior to Thursday, his crew had never beaten Episcopal Academy.
This score was 14-13, thanks to a 9-4 advantage in the second half.
The winning goal was scored by senior Bela Metz on what Hecker termed "a beautiful pass" from classmate Greer Guyer (pictured above).
Soph Hayley Hunt fired seven shots and converted each and every one. Freshman Sally Foley and senior Ellen O'Malley added two goals apiece while junior Natalie Driscoll and soph Molly Visco added singletons. Foley, Guyer and Hunt thirded nine steals. Plus, junior Zoe Tierno packed nine saves (of 12 total) into the second half.
Hecker was especially pleased by his team's steal/turnover ratio, 16 to 12. Wednesday, in a loss to Lawrenceville School (NJ), the team's 10 thefts were dwarfed by 22 cough-ups.
In that game, Hunt notched six goals. Guyer and O'Malley had two apiece.
Both contests were played in PC's pool.
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