February 20, 2010

Brown Water Polo Earns 15-4 Win Against Gannon

Princeton, NJ- The Brown women’s water polo team cruised to a 15-4 victory over Gannon University on Saturday during the Princeton Invitational. Leading the offense was freshman Avery Mosser (Mill Valley, CA) with four goals, while senior Stephanie Laing (Ann Arbor, MI) picked up 15 saves in the cage to lead the defense.

“It was a good overall day defensively,” said Head Coach Felix Mercado. “If we can continue to play like this we will be heading in the right direction. But it is very early in the season and we have a pretty tough schedule ahead of us.”

The Bears jumped out to a 6-0 first quarter lead and scored two more goals in the second to take an 8-0 lead at the half. Bruno didn’t back down in the third and outscored Gannon 4-1 and went on to tally three more in the fourth to earn the win.

Mosser earned her first collegiate goal this afternoon and went on to score three more to pace the offense with four, and junior Rita Bullwinkel (Portola Valley, CA) chipped in with three goals, four assists and one steal. Also scoring was freshmen Brittany Westerman (Palo Alto, CA) and Katharine Booher (Palo Alto, CA) with two apiece, while senior Lauren Presant (Poway, CA) and sophomore Samantha Ryu (Santa Barbara, CA) added one each. Laing tallied 15 saves in the cage, to help the Brown Bears earn its fourth win of the 2010 season.

The Bears will now challenge Iona tomorrow morning at 10:20 a.m., and will then take on host Princeton at 4:10 p.m.