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Water polo heads East for first tournament

September 29, 2017

The Fighting Scots headed to Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA last weekend for the MAWPC-West Regional tournament.

Monmouth opened play against the Washington amd Jefferson Presidents trying to collect their first win of the season. The Scots had a lead the entire game thanks to Jake Hall, who led the team in scoring with four goals. In the final quarter, the Presidents came within one goal before Julius Bradsfield iced the game with a goal in the last minute. The Scots came out with a 14-12 win, beating the Presidents for the first time in school history.

The second game of the weekend was against Gannon University. The Scots were not as efficient offensively in this game, and Gannon was able to take advantage of it. Monmouth fell behind early and was not able to climb out of the hole. Gannon showed no signs of slowing down and won the game 15-8.

In the third game on Saturday, the Scots faced Penn State-Behrend in a non-conference matchup. The Fighting Scots dug an early hole and again were unable to climb out of it. While five different Scots scored in the game, Penn State Behrend answered every threat. In the final game of the day, Penn State-Behrend came away with the 15-6 win.

The Scots had two more games on Sunday, with the first coming against Connecticut College. Monmouth put up a good fight against the Camels and the first half ended in a tie. Connecticut College pulled away in the second half and a late rally was not enough as the Camels squeaked by with a 16-13 win.

The final game of the weekend came against LaSalle. The Scots were not able to keep up in the high-scoring affair as LaSalle’s offense exploded for 21 goals. Seven Scots scored in the game, but Monmouth was only able to put up 16.

Julius Bradsfield led all scorers with 15 goals on the weekend, one more than Jake Hall. Kurt Holzer also added 10 goals of his own as the Scots were able to put up 55 goals in five games.

Sebastian Hernandez
Distributions Manager

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