St. Francis Water Polo’s MAAC Bid Derailed
by Nigel Chiwaya
Apr 30, 2009 | 9580 views | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Last week we told you about St. Francis’ women’s water polo’s bid to capture it’s first ever MAAC championship. Unfortunately for the Terriers, that bid came to crushing end last Saturday.

Top-seeded Iona college fought the Terriers tooth and nail before coming away with a hard earned 11-10 overtime victory.

Iona jumped out to a 4-3 lead after the first period, but the Terriers evened the score at 6-all after the second. Both teams traded scores though the next two periods, but with the Terriers ahead in the final seconds of the fourth, Iona’s Amanda Brucia scored with 25 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime. The teams traded two goals in overtime to force sudden death, where Iona’s Meghan Kellar scored the game-winner with 26 seconds left in the third overtime.

St. Francis was led by Thalia Paladino, who scored 3 goals.

After losing such a heartbreaker, the tired Terriers had nothing left in the tank against Wagner in the consolation game, falling 9-3. St. Francis finishes it’s season at 8-13.
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