San Diego, Calif. – After losing center defender Katherine Stanton due to an injury suffered during Brown's previous game against San Diego State, a short-handed Bears squad was not able to overcome Cal Baptist last night at the Aztec Aquaplex at San Diego State.
Against Cal Baptist, Brown battled for a little over three quarters before the Lancers were able to pull away with a 5-2 run in the fourth quarter. Cal Baptist gained a 1-0 lead after the first eight minutes of play, and went on to take a 5-3 lead by halftime. But the Bears outscored the Lancers 3-2 in the third to put the score at 7-6, but Cal Baptist lit up for five goals in the fourth to earn the win.
"It's tough to play without your top defenders against an offensively talented team like Cal Baptist," said Head Coach Felix Mercado. "We hung in there for the most part but we ran out of steam at the end. It's been a long trip and I'm hoping we can rebound with good play on Saturday."
Brittany Westerman and Sarah Glick led Brown's offense with three goals apiece, while Presant tallied the other two goals. Laing picked up 11 saves in the cage for the Bears.