The Wilson girls water polo team won three tight games Saturday to capture the championship in the Beast of the East Tournament.
The Bulldogs (14-1) defeated Gov. Mifflin 9-8 in the quarterfinals, downed North Penn 7-6 in sudden death in the semifinals and avenged their only loss with a 7-5 win over Cumberland Valley in the championship game at the Roy G. Snyder Natatorium.
Avonlea Lechleitner and Natalie Curtis each had two goals and two assists in the win over Cumberland Valley. The Eagles had defeated Wilson 15-13 on Wednesday to hand the Bulldogs their only loss of the season.
In the win over Gov. Mifflin, Lechleitner scored five goals and Kaitlyn Gundersen scored two to go with three steals.
In the semifinal win over North Penn, Kayla Dietrich scored the winning goal in sudden death after the Bulldogs and Maidens were tied through two overtimes. Dietrich and Lechleitner scored two goals each and Bella Shannon made 13 saves.
Lechleitner had four steals and Dietrich had three to help Wilson win the defensive struggle.
The Beast of the East is the largest water polo tournament on the East Coast. The 30th tournament featured 68 teams from six states. A total of 153 games were played at 11 sites.
Source: Berkshire mont