NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Austin College women's water polo team came up short against top-seeded Macalester in the title game of the CWPA Division III Tournament on Sunday afternoon in an 8-5 loss.
The 'Roos, who finished their inaugural year at 7-9, got on the board first on a goal by Presley Woods, and after Macalester evened things up, Woods struck again to make it 2-1 with 1:35 left in the opening quarter. However, Macalester tied the score at the end of the first and scored twice in the second for a 4-2 lead.
Austin College got goals from Kendall Katusak and Lexi Wong to tie the game at four in the third quarter but Macalester countered with two goals. The margin grew to 7-4 early in the fourth before Shannon Berry scored with 6:14 remaining to pull Austin College to within two. Macalester tacked on an insurance goal with 4:35 remaining.
Wong was named the Rookie of the Tournament and head coach Mark Lawrence was named the Coach of the Tournament, while Wong and Brooke Le were also named first team all-tournament.