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GROVE CITY, Pa. — The Grove City College women’s water polo team concluded the program’s opening weekend of the 2022 season by hosting a pair of scholarship-level programs in non-conference action at James E. Longnecker Pool. Grove City opened the day with a 25-13 setback against Division I Virginia Military Institute (VMI) before falling to Division II member Gannon University in the nightcap, 17-6.

Three Grove City players produced multiple goals against VMIT.  Junior Reese Trauger (Perkasie, Pa./Pennridge) paced the Wolverines with five goals, while senior Elaine Miller (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) fired in four goals. Junior Michelle Danley (Friendswood, Texas/Friendswood) added three goals. Senior Sophia Melanson (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) added a goal.

Freshman Kamryn Kerr (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) assisted four goals and Trauger had three assists. Miller recorded two assists. Danley, Melanson and senior Kyra Johnson (Hamilton, Va./Woodgrove) also tallied assists in the opener.

Danley and Trauger each led the defense with three steals. Junior Tia Kannel (York, Pa./Central York) stopped seven shots in goal for Grove City.

Miller led Grove City’s offensive attack with three goals against Gannon. Danley, Kerr and junior Emory Shepson (Grove City, Pa./Homeschooled) all added goals for Grove City. Trauger assisted two scores while Danley and Miller each added assists.

Trauger posted three steals against Gannon. Kannel made seven saves.

Release courtesy Grove City Athletics Communications

Collegiate Water Polo Association