LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Saint Francis University women’s water polo team cut down Gannon University, 13-11, and Mount St. Mary’s University, 19-4, on the final day of the 2022 Bucknell Invitational to achieve a program best 4-0 start.
Nine different Red Flash players found the back of the net in the victories led by seven scores from junior Addison Williams. Sophomore Emese Szucs and freshman Kimberly Frostad each registered six goals as the trio combined for 19 tallies on the day.
Facing the Golden Knights of Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) member Gannon, five Red Flash players found the back of the net, led by four from Williams. Szucs and fellow junior Taylor Halbauer both found the back of the cage three times. Freshman Kayla Rhoads finished the game with two goals, while Frostad tacked on a solo marker.
Saint Francis, which shot 13-of-29 (44.8%) in the game, received assists from Abbie Carter, Halbauer and Frostad.
Halbauer and Williams led the squad with four and three steals, respectively.
Freshman Grace Raquel secured five saves for Saint Francis in net as the team improved to 3-0 on the season.
The three wins marked the most in the history of the program to start a season eclipsing the previous high of 2-0 established in 2017.
In the weekend finale versus fellow Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) institution Mount St. Mary’s in non-conference clash, Frostad led the way with five goals. Williams, Szucs and freshman Maysen Seile each added three goals with Lang, Halbauer and junior Carissa Semple each notching solo strikes.
The Red Flash dominated on defense as the team collected eight field blocks including a game-high trio by junior Haiden Lang.
Freshman goalie Isabel Lumley tallied 17 saves to earn the win.
Release courtesy Saint Francis University Athletics Communications