LEWISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA – After battling through two close games on Saturday, the Brown women's water polo team (2-6) returned to the pool on Sunday, falling to Hartwick (9-7), 18-7, and Wagner (5-3), 13-5, in the Bison Invite.
Brown 7 Hartwick 18
Presant 2, Woods 2, McNamara 1, Klein 1, Booher 1
B: 1 - 1 - 3 - 2 = 7
H: 3 - 8 - 4 - 3 = 18
In the Bears' first game of the day, the Hawks did not wait long to attack, scoring their first goal just 13 seconds into the opening quarter. Brown narrowed the gap as the clock wound down, pulling within one when the team scored its first goal of the game with 1:16 left to play, but Hartwick responded immediately, notching another tally to earn a 3-1 advantage going into the second quarter. The Hawks dominated the second stanza, outscoring the Bears 8-1, and, while Brown scored twice in the early part of the third quarter, the team was not able to recover, falling to Hartwick, 18-7. Juniors Kate Woods (La Jolla, CA) and Sarah Presant (Poway, CA) led the Bears' offense, each scoring two goals. Woods also contributed an assist and a steal, in addition to four ejections drawn. Junior Emily McNamara (Winters, CA), sophomore Emily Klein (Pleasanton, CA) and senior Katharine Booher (Palo Alto, CA) each had a goal, and junior Sarah Shin (Fullerton, CA) finished with three saves.
Brown 5 Wagner 13
Pepper 1, Santiago 1, Rosen 1, Presant 1, Woods 1
B: 0 - 2 - 1 - 2 = 5
W: 5 - 2 - 3 - 3 = 13
The Bears met the Seahawks for the third time in a week in the day's second game, and found themselves in a hole they could not climb out of, as they were outscored 5-0 in the first quarter of play. Brown was able to match goals with Wagner in the second, but the Seahawks would go on to outscore the Bears, 3-1, in the third to put the game away. Freshman Olivia Santiago (Los Altos, CA) had a goal, an assist, and two steals in the contest, while Woods, sophomore Madison Pepper (Baytown, TX), Presant and sophomore Liz Rosen (San Anselmo, CA) each had one tally. Shin made three saves in the cage.
Brown will head to Princeton, New Jersey at the end of the week for a game against the Princeton Tigers on Friday, February 22. Action will begin at 8:00pm.