Written by Toronto Varsity Blues
Photo by Henry Zhao
TORONTO, Ontario – A dominant first half propelled the Ravens past the Gaels in the bronze-medal match. Alicia Morewood tallied two goals in the opening frame as Carleton took a 5-3 lead after seven minutes of action.
The Ravens outscored the Gaels 2-1 in the second quarter and led 7-4 at halftime. Queen’s controlled the second half and slowly inched their way back into the game, bringing it within one (8-7) with just over five minutes remaining. Both teams ended in a defensive stalemate as the Gee-Gees came away with the bronze-medal victory.
Morewood and Sarah Cruickshank led the Ravens with two goals apiece, while Carley Paquette, Rachel Howes, Case Langevin and Brank Trajkovik each scored once in the victory.
Caitlin Neapole, Sydney Hutchinson and Dakota Kenwood each scored twice for the Gaels, with Saskia Simunovic adding a single tally in the loss.
Most Valuable Player – Rhianna Wood – Toronto Varsity Blues
Most Valuable Goaltender – Rachael Jaffe – Toronto Varsity Blues
Coach of the Year – George Gross Jr. – Toronto Varsity Blues
Emma Brezoczky – Toronto Varsity Blues
Danielle Hirsh – Ottawa Gee-Gees
Rachel Jaffe – Toronto Varsity Blues
Alicia Morewood – Carleton Ravens
Sara Sutherland – Toronto Varsity Blues
Caitlin Tiedje – Toronto Varsity Blues
Rhianna Wood – Toronto Varsity Blues
2018 NCWP Women’s Water Polo Championship Schedule
University of Toronto
55 Harbord Street
Friday, November 30
Quarter-Final 1: Ottawa 13, Guelph 4
Quarter-Final 2: Carleton 12, McMaster 2
Saturday, December 1
Semifinal 1: Ottawa 11, Queen’s 10
Semifinal 2: Toronto 14, Carleton 5
Consolation: McMaster 3, Guelph 2 (3-2 SO)
Sunday, December 2
Bronze Medal Game: Carleton 8, Queen’s 7
Gold Medal Game: Toronto 12, Ottawa 2