March 10, 2012

Presant Nets Game-Winner to Lead Bears to 5-4 Victory over Marist

Poughkeepsie, NY- Brown University sophomore Sarah Presant (Poway, CA) scored the game-winning goal with just 28 seconds remaining to lead the women's water polo team to a 5-4 victory during the Marist Invite at McCann Natatorium on Saturday afternoon.

The Bears were down 4-2 at the intermission, but Bruno picked up their defensive pressure shut don the Red Foxes in the second half to pull of the win. With 52 seconds left on the game clock and the score knotted at 4-4, Marist came out of a timeout only to have junior Brittany Westerman (Palo Alto, CA) come up with a steal and the assist to a streaking Presant who put away the game-winner. The Bears went on to smother Marist the last 28 seconds to come out with the victory. Brown's power play defense in the second half did not allow a goal against six tries for Marist.

Presant led the offense with two goals, while freshman Madison Pepper (Baytown, TX), Westerman and junior Katharine Booher (Palo Alto, CA) each scored one. Rookie goalkeeper Evan Cranston (Palo Alto, CA) picked up 13 saves in the cage to lead the defensive effort.

The Bears are now scheduled to play Michigan at 8:30 p.m. tonight.