The CMU Women Tartans had an intense weekend of water polo at the 2019 Irish Invitational hosted by the University of Notre Dame, where they went 1-4!
On offense, we saw goals from 6 different Tartans (Tori 14, Annalisa 5, Akari 4, Sofia 3, Claudia 2, Sam 1). The Tartans also had some great assists (Sofia 3, Aru 2, Annalisa 1, Claudia 1, Tori 1), and kick outs drawn (Tori 11, Annalisa 5, Claudia 4, Akari 2, Sam 2, Aru 1, Sofia 1). On defense, CMU totaled 44 steals (Annalisa 16, Tori 14, Aru 5, Akari 4, Claudia 2, Olivia 2, Alyssa 1). Our goalies had 30 saves (Annalisa 16, Alyssa 14).
Salem’s women water polo players came up Interstate 79 in a team van for a long-session of continual water polo play, scoreless, scrimmage-style. Salem had two on its bench. Renegades had three. Everyone got lots of action.
In the future weeks, Salem’s first games of the season include the opponents of Harvard and Bucknell.
Salem’s squad features three players from Australia (all from Brisbane area), and two from California, plus others from Italy, Greece, Romania, Ohio and The Netherlands. Nearly all of the Salem players are freshmen too.
The event is confirmed. Water polo practice on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, is going to include some out of town college players from Salem, WV. Get over to play, watch, help, cheer, or swim in the other pool from 7:30 to 9 pm.
If you are interested, give Coach Mark a call or text, 412-298-3432.