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Division III No. 4 Washington University in St. Louis-vs.-Division III No. 6 Hamilton College Scoresheet (2022 Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III Club Championship – Game #3)

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Division III No. 4-ranked Washington University in St. Louis of the Midwest Division opened up an 11-1 lead by the conclusion of the first quarter as the Bears claimed a 24-6 win against Division III No. 6/Mid-Atlantic Division representative Hamilton College in the opening round of the 2022 Women’s Division III Collegiate Club Championship hosted by Middlebury College.

Courtesy the win, Washington advances to an 8:00 p.m. semifinal game this evening against the loser of a clash between Division III No. 1 the University of California-Santa Cruz of the Sierra Pacific Division and the host/Division III No. 3 Panthers of Middlebury from the North Atlantic Division.  Hamilton will return to the pool at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, to face Carleton College of the Heartland Division with the loser finishing fifth in the five-team championship field and the victor taking on the loser of the Washington versus UC-Santa Cruz/Middlebury contest for Third Place at 11:30 a.m.

Washington – which fell to Middlebury by a 14-11 count for the inaugural/2019 Women’s Division III Club Championship hosted at Villanova University in Villanova, Pa. – bared its claws early as the team slashed its way to an 8-0 lead prior to the Continentals being able to respond.

Lauren Perl (Sr., Glencoe, Ill./New Trier Township) put Washington on the board by punching in scores at 6:03, 5:29 and 4:17 to sandwich a tally by Lauren Treiman (Gr., Salt Lake City, Utah/West) at 4:47 as the Bears jumped out to a 4-0 lead.

The margin continued to balloon as Nicole Harvey (So., Newport Beach, Calif./Sage Hill) slipped in a shot at 3:19 prior to Treiman converting a man-up chance at 2:59, Perl denting the twine at 2:33 and Ashley Park (So., Orange County, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic) whizzing in a liner at 2:02 as Washington University acquired an 8-0 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter.

SJ Bennett (Sr., Stamford, Conn./Westhill) snapped the Bears’ scoring rampage by putting away a shot at 1:52, but Treiman (1:24), Perl (56 seconds) and Park (18 seconds) closed out the frame with back-to-back-to-back strikes as Washington exited the opening seven minutes with a commanding 11-1 advantage on the scoreboard.

Josie Alexander (Sr., New York, N.Y./Horace Mann) opened the second quarter with her team’s 12th marker (6:34), but Hamilton controlled the remainder of the first half to put some pressure on the Bears.

Bennett (5:59, man-up) and Georgia Brown (Fr., Belvedere, Calif./Marin Academy) (1:38, man-up) trimmed Washington’s lead to 12-3 by converting consecutive six-on-five opportunities prior to Brown lining in a natural marker with 30 ticks left on the clock to close the chasm between the programs to 12-4 heading into halftime.

Washington put any doubts about the outcome of the contest to rest during the third quarter as Park (6:07), Perl (5:47, 5:05, 1:48), Alexander (4:27) and Treiman (3:53, 3:03) combined to account for a 7-0 offensive onslaught in the frame to flip the scoreboard to 19-4 through 21 minutes of action.

Perl (6:26), Lailey Khatibloo (Sr., Seattle, Wash./Newport) (5:32, 3:55) and Alexander (3:14) further cushioned the lead by capping off a 10-goal surge by Washington as the Bears held a 23-4 margin with approximately three minutes left in regulation.

Brown (3:03) and Julia Sinatra (So., Bridgewater, Conn./Shepaug Valley School) (1:55, man-up) connected on scoring shots for Hamilton to close within 23-6, but Treiman stroked home her sixth goal of the contest by converting a man-up opportunity at 1:36 to establish the 24-6 final score.

Hamilton received a hat-trick from Brown along with a pair by Bennett and a solo marker off the hand of Sinatra. In cage, Katrina Colby (Sr., Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) made three saves with 12 goals allowed in the first half, while Hannah Budner (Jr., Plainfield, N.H./Lebanon) turned aside three shots with 12 goals allowed over the final 14 minutes of the contest.

Perl keyed the Bears’ attack with a game-high nine goals.  Treiman (six), Park (three) and Alexander (three) also posted hat-tricks or better with Khatibloo (two) and Harvey (one) accounting for the remainder of Washington’s record-tying offensive output.

The team’s 26 goals equal the highest offensive output in two years of the Women’s Division III Collegiate Club Championship – and of the weekend – as UC-Santa Cruz racked up a 24-4 win over Carleton in the opening game of the 2022 championship.

Between the pipes, Milli Boker (Sr., St. Louis, Mo./Clayton) made three saves with four goals permitted during the first half.   Camile Devaney (Fr., Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades) closed out the game with six saves and two scores allowed in the final 14 minutes.

1st Q 2nd Q 3rd Q 4th Q FINAL
Division III No. 6 Hamilton College
1 3 0 2 6
Division III No. 4 Washington University in St. Louis 11 1 7 5 24
Washington Goals: Lauren Perl (9); Lauren Treiman (6); Ashley Park (3); Josie Alexander (3); Laily Khatibloo (2); Nicole Harvey
Hamilton Goals: Georgia Brown (3); SJ Bennett (2); Julia Sinatra
Saves: Washington – Milli Boker (3, 14 minutes), Camile Devaney (6, 14 minutes) ; Hamilton – Katrina Colby (3, 14 minutes), Hannah Budner (3,14 minutes)
Exclusions: Washington – 8 ; Hamilton – 3
Advantage Opportunities: Washington – 2-for-3; Hamilton – 3-for-8
Sprints: Washington – 3-for-4 (1st, 3rd, 4th); Hamilton – 1-for-4 (2nd)
Cards/Misconducts: None
Officials: Chad Quinn; Steve Sargalski


Hamilton College’s Hannah Budner (#1)

Washington University in St. Louis’ Camile Devaney (#1A) makes a save against Hamilton College

Washington University in St. Louis’ Lailey Khatibloo (#4) shoots as Hamilton College’s Claire Goldstein (#11) defends

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