Young tallied three goals on the day.
Feb. 12, 2012
By Kathleen Spence
Athletic Media Relations
PRINCETON, N.J.—The Colorado State women’s water polo team played well, but could not hold off some tough competition on Sunday, the second day of the Princeton Invitational.
Early in the day, the Rams played No. 20 Princeton and kept up strong defense throughout the game, but ultimately fell, 6-5. Later in the afternoon, CSU lost to Harvard, 12-7.
“We played great team defense,” said coach Mike Moody. “It was just a great game.”
The Rams and the Tigers were tied at the half, with CSU continuing its strong effort at the end of the third quarter, scoring another point. Princeton ultimately won by scoring two points in the fourth, including its final goal with less than one minute remaining.
CSU junior Caroline Young led the team with two goals, followed by Kallie Berry, Shelby Schaefer and Lauren Porteus each scoring one. Sophomore Michelle Slagle had six saves.
The second game for CSU brought some hard competition against Harvard, a team consistently which has consistently received votes this season. Playing two games in one day proved hard for the team.
“We need to be able to play two games in a day,” said Moody. “We just had higher expectations.”
The Rams were unable to catch up against Harvard and lost, 12-7. Porteus led the team with three goals, while Alex Daley, Kelcy Barott, Young and Stephanie Weed each had one point. Goalie Melissa Fisher had nine saves.
“We played some great water polo,” said Moody. “We just need to get better on the mental side of things.”
CSU will be back in the pool Saturday for a home contest against the University of Colorado club team. The game, which will be played at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton, Colo., will begin at 3:30 p.m. MT.
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