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Women's Water Polo 2013

Women's Water Polo thumps St. Andrew's
3/1/2013 9:40:00 PM

Senior Heather MacNeil scored five goals and junior Allie Magrino added four more as Women's Water Polo knocked off St. Andrew's, 13-5, in the first day of the Wildcat Invitational. DP (3-2) stunned the Scots with three goals in the first three minutes. Allie Magrino put the Panthers on the board first with a toss into the right corner and followed up 56 seconds later with a steal, drove into the hole, and dumped it into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead. Senior Meredith Canty scored the first of her three goals on a beautiful fall-away shot into the left corner with 3:01 left. St. Andrew's responded with a goal but less than a minute later, Magrino took a pass in front of the net, turned around and fired another into the back of the net to give DP a 4-1 lead. A penalty shot by Heather MacNeil sent DP into the second quarter with a 5-2 lead and she'd add to her total with 1:37 to go. With the shot clock about to expire, MacNeil buried a shot into the top of the cage for a 6-3 lead. St. Andrew's got another score back but the third quarter belonged to the Panthers. Meredith Canty went top shelf at 5:04, Allie Magrino took a sharp pass from Heather MacNeil for a bar-in power play goal at 4:30 and MacNeil followed suit a minute later with a rocket from the top of the arc for a 9-4 lead. Rikki Price got in on the scoring barrage with 1:32 left when sophomore Jacqueline James drove in from the right corner, fought off two defenders and dished to a wide-open Price in front for the score. In the fouth quarter, MacNeil and Canty extended the DP scoring run to six straight and MacNeil closed out the game with a launch from the top of the arc with just 18 seconds left for the 13-5 final. Goaltender Marissa Goodrum had her best outing of the season with 12 saves, a feat she accomplished in the first game as well.

DP played well in spurts against State Runner-Up Miami Gulliver in their first game of the tournament but came up short, 8-4. Heather MacNeil scored four of the team's five goals and Meredith Canty added a solo shot as well. DP fought back from a 4-1 second quarter deficit to tie the game at 4-4 on MacNeil's bullet into the right 90 but Gulliver closed out the game with four unanswered goals. Day two's games will feature DP against defending State Champion Miami Ransom Everglades and Suncoast.

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