NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The Marist water polo team split its day of competition in New Rochelle, posting a 10-3 defeat over Siena but falling to Iona 14-13.
Game One: Marist 10, Siena 3
"It was good to get another conference victory," said head coach Natalie Benson. "We're looking forward to our next game against Iona."
Junior Anna-Lena Hathaway (South Pasadena, Calif.) led the Red Foxes with five goals and four assists followed by junior Alison Hamby (Sacramento, Calif.) with three goals. Junior Jessica Hamby (Sacramento, Calif.) and freshman Nastassia McGlothlin (Mission Viejo, Calif.) added one each. Freshman Jocelyn McQuade (Vancouver, BC), senior Yuriria Chavez (Chicago, Ill.), and McGlothlin dished out two assists each.
Marist jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter which increased to 6-0 by the end of the second. After seven unanswered goals, Siena got on the board to trail the Red Foxes 7-1 heading into the fourth quarter. Marist scored three goals while the Saints netted two in the fourth but the Red Foxes notched a 10-3 victory over Siena.
Game Two: Iona 14, Marist 13
"We fell behind early but I'm very proud of how the girls came back and fought to the last minute," said Benson. "We learned a lot and we know we will be better prepared for the rest of the conference because of this weekend. I'm happy with the balanced scoring. We just need to make a better effort to come out at the first whistle and be ready to play."
J. Hamby and Hathaway led the way for Marist with four goals apiece. Freshman Amanda Amorosa (Montreal, QC) had two goals while Chavez and A. Hamby added one each. A. Hamby led Marist with four assists and J. Hamby and sophomore Brooke Else (Lansdale, Pa.) dished out three each.
Iona jumped out to an early 4-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. Marist rallied back in the second quarter to trail the Gaels 7-5 at the half. Iona and Marist were both relentless the third as the Red Foxes scored four goals to trial the Gaels 12-9 entering the final quarter of play. Marist fought back in the fourth quarter, scoring four goals to Iona's one but the comeback attempt would fall short as Iona defeated Marist 14-13.