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Rams Water Polo Falls to Hudsonville

By Jeannie Gregory, 04/11/19, 11:00PM EDT


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HUDSONVILLE – The Rockford water polo team took a trip to Hudsonville, Thursday, April 11, and came home on the wrong end of a 16-8 score. The Rams struggled on defense in the pool and the top-ranked Eagles took full advantage of it, especially in the fourth quarter. The loss moves Rockford’s record to 4-1 on the season.

The Eagles had a slim 3-2 lead after the first quarter, but opened it up in the second, adding two goals on their side while holding the Rams to zero. The score was 5-2 Eagles at the half.

The Rams were able to execute their offensive game plan in the third quarter, finding the back of the net four times, but the Eagles answered with five of their own to hold a 10-6 lead at the end of the stanza. The Eagles dominated in the fourth quarter, scoring six times, while being miserly on defense and holding the Rams to just two goals. The Eagles claimed the game 16-8 when the final buzzer sounded.

Masy Folcik netted three goals for the game, with one assist. Rachel Gamm tallied two goals and a steal. Rylee Davis tallied one goal, one assist and three steals, and Elise Stein and Grace Bargwell each had a goal. Goalie Jillian Snyman registered seven saves for the game.

Next up for the Rams is the Jenison Varsity Tournament, Friday and Saturday, April 11-12.