Courtesy: VMI Athletics
SALEM, W. Va. – The VMI women’s water polo team dropped a pair of non-conference matches Sunday against tough competition at Salem University.
Gannon defeated VMI 19-18 in a double overtime heartbreaker despite five goals and six assists from sophomore Catherine Ahumada. Rachel Ahumada had three goals, two assists and four steals and McKenna Imset had four goals. Sydney Shettleroe posted two goals, three assists and seven drawn exclusions while Genevieve Petrassi handed out five assists. Makenna Moore had two goals and one assist and Maddie Berry and Kiara Anguiano each scored once.
Nicole Wiemken had 10 goals and one assist for Gannon and Sydney Klakeg made two late saves to preserve the win and had 11 for the match.
Salem, ranked #25 in Division I, bested the Keydets 22-14. Imset tallied six goals and one assist, Anguiano had three scores and Petrassi had a goal and four assists. Gia Donatelli had a goal and two assists and Zoe Salafatinos and Catherine Ahumada each had a goal. Ellie Pickford and Berry each had two assists. Katie Lloyd made five stops in goal,
Chloe Woodbine had six goals for Salem.
VMI (3-5) hosts La Salle University (10 a.m.) and Villanova University (2 p.m.) Saturday in Clark King Pool in both the Keydets home and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference openers. The program’s two seniors will be honored prior to the 2 p.m. match.