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OTTAWA, Ont. — The Grove City College women’s water polo team opened its 25th season of intercollegiate play with a pair of games in Ontario during the college’s Spring Break. The Wolverines began their five-game trip on Sunday, February 25, with a 12-10 double-overtime setback at Queen’s College.  On Monday, February 26, Ottawa University doubled up the Wolverines, 14-7, as the Gee-Gees jumped out to a 6-2 lead after one quarter.

Four Wolverines scored against Ottawa, led by a three-goal performance from freshman Shastyn Tihansky (Hazleton, Pa./Hazleton). Sophomore Kiley Sill (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) scored twice, while juniors Kamryn Kerr (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) and Mikayla Zablocki (Kittanning, Pa./Armstrong) also fired in goals.

Kerr, Sill, Tihansky and senior Katie Goodwill (Mogadore, Ohio/Kent Roosevelt) all tallied assists, as did sophomore goalie Lea Steen (Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg).

Kerr led the defense with four steals while Tihansky had three thefts. Steen stopped three shots.

Queen’s outscored Grove City, 3-1, in the two extra periods during the season opener. Grove City trailed 4-2 at halftime before tying the game 7-7 by the end of the third quarter.

Tihansky led the Wolverines with five goals in her collegiate debut. Sill scored three times while Zablocki and senior Clarie Lochstet (Ambler, Pa./Upper Dublin) both scored goals. Sill and junior Riley McCullough (Spring, Texas/Oak Ridge) each recorded three assists. Zablocki and sophomore Candace Scalise (Clarence, N.Y./Clarence) also chalked up assists.

Tihansky recorded four steals against Queen’s while McCullough and Sill each had three takeaways. Steen stopped nine shots. 

Release courtesy Grove City College Athletics Communications

Collegiate Water Polo Association