Wildcats Fall to Marist 15-1
April 6, 2013
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Villanova Wildcats dropped a 15-1 decision to Marist here in the first of two games today.
Junior Naomi Ng was named to the All-MAAC First-Team and six Villanova water polo student-athletes have been honored for their academic achievements and were named to the 2014-15 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic team, as announced by the conference on Friday evening.
Junior goalie Julie Conrath has been named the MAAC Defender of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. It is the first time she has been honored by the conference this season and the second time in her career.
The Villanova Wildcats water polo team competed in their final two regular season MAAC conference games on Sunday. The team has been vying for the MAAC conference tournament all year and today was they day to learn whether they had done enough to make it. In the first game against Siena the Wildcats were victorious by a score of 11-8 and in the second game the Wildcats played Iona and won by a score of 10-8.
Freshman center Dominique Clark has been named the MAAC Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. It is the first time she has been honored by the conference this season and also the first time in her career.
In the Villanova Wildcats' water polo team's final home games of the 2015 season, the team took time to honor both Callan Edwards and Sadie Dutcher to commemorate their respective collegiate careers on senior day. The team split their games, losing 15-7 to Wagner and beating St. Francis by a score of 19-7.
The Villanova water polo team competed in conference play on Sunday and lost to Marist early in the day by a score of 9-8 and beat VMI by an 11-9 mark. Both games were pretty competitive. The Wildcats' season record now stands at 16-13 (4-5 MAAC).
In the second weekend loaded with conference matchups in as many weeks the Wildcats played two games on Saturday. They were beaten in the first game by Iona 14-9. In the second game the `Cats matched up against the No. 14 ranked Wagner Seahawks and defeated them by a score of 9-8. It marks the first time this season that Villanova has defeated a nationally ranked team in water polo.
After winning two games on Saturday afternoon, the Wildcats looked to repeat their success against conference opponents on Sunday with games vs. Marist and VMI. Unfortunately the results didn't match yesterday as the Wildcats dropped 10-3 to Marist and 10-6 to VMI. The Wildcats season record moves to 14-11 and they are now 2-3 in the MAAC.