Written by Carleton Sports Information
Photo by Ravens Water Polo
KINGSTON, ON — The Carleton Ravens women’s water polo team captured a bronze medal with a 6-3 win over host Queen’s at the NCWP Championship.
Following a 4-2 semifinal loss to McMaster on Friday, Carleton rallied with a tie against uOttawa and the win over the Gaels in the consolation bracket to secure third-place honours in the five-team tournament.
The Ravens had a nerve-racking wait until Sunday to find out their fate, but an 11-8 victory by Queen’s over uOttawa in the third and final game of the consolation bracket meant that Carleton would win the bronze.
It was Carleton’s first medal in women’s water polo since 2013, when the team won silver.
Courtesy of Queen’s University:
Day 2 Recap – Saturday, November 26:
Carleton 9, Ottawa 9
The two Ottawa based school’s battled out their first round robin game to a 9-9 draw. The Carleton Ravens had an incredible performance by Branka Travovik who scored all nine goals for Carleton.
The Ravens had a 2-0 lead after one and Travovik was up to four at half compared to two goals from the Ottawa team. A seven goal second half which saw two of Jane Douglas’ three marks on the game propelled the Gee-Gees to a 9-9 draw. Carleton was down 9-8 but with just nine seconds remaining Travovik struck to even the score at 9-9.
Scoresheet – Carleton vs. Ottawa
Carleton 6, Queen’s 3
The Gaels dropped their first game of the round robin for the bronze medal 6-3 to Carleton on Saturday afternoon.
The Ravens jumped ahead late in the third and stayed in front with a pair of goals in the fourth period en route to a 6-3 win.
Carleton had a strong game from Branka Travovik who scored in all four periods of action. If the Gaels are able to defeat Ottawa on Sunday, Carleton will claim the bronze with a win and a tie.