CLAREMONT, Calif. – The VMI women’s water polo team headed west for the first time in the program’s brief history, wrapping up action on Saturday at the Claremont Convergence, hosted by Claremont McKenna-Mudd-Scripps Colleges.
The Keydets hung tough with several of the teams they competed against, but were swept in the action. VMI fell 22-6 against host CMS, 18-8 against University of La Verne, 13-11 versus California Institute of Technology and 22-8 against Chapman University.
Freshman Mackenzie Perkins led the weekend in scoring, putting away 13 goals, while fellow freshman Molly Andoe posted 12. Andoe had the weekend’s highest single game total, burying five goals against Caltech. On four occasions during the weekend, Perkins tallied four markers.
The team’s three seniors had solid weekends as well, with Chelsea Nugent tallying three goals and Sam Farr with a pair. In the goal for the Keydets (1-4), Amanda Berrios finished the two-day tournament with 62 saves, including a career-high tying 22 against La Verne.
The Keydets continue their west coast swing on Monday afternoon when they take on the Whittier Poets at 6 p.m. (PST/9 p.m. EST).