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NYAC Water Polo Wins 2017 Collegiate Cup

Posted by | November 7, 2017 | Water Polo

Photo Courtesy: (c)Catharyn Hayne

The 2017 Collegiate Cup ended in thrilling fashion earlier today at Fresno State as the New York Athletic Club took first place with an 8-7 shootout win over Stanford. California claimed third place with a 7-5 victory over USC. For complete results from the Collegiate Cup, click here.In the title match the New York Athletic Club jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the second quarter behind three goals from Jamie Neushul. Stanford rallied to get back into the match and tied the game up in the fourth quarter on an Aria Fischer goal with 1:41 to play in the match. Final attempts at the goal faltered on both sides leading to the shootout.Stanford took the early lead in the shootout after Makenzie Fischer converted. The Cardinal would be stopped on their next three attempts as Ashleigh Johnson came up big in net for New York. Neushul and Colleen O’Donnell connected for New York to give NYAC a one goal lead. Shannon Cleary scored for Stanford to even the score in the fifth round but the Cardinal would need a stop to prolong the game. New York turned to Stephania Haralabidis who scored giving New York the one goal victory. Johnson and Gabby Stone combined to finish with eight saves for New York while Julia Herman posted six saves for the Cardinal.  Read More…


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