PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY – The Brown women's water polo team (2-7, 0-2 Southern) suffered a tough defeat at the hands of the #12 Princeton Tigers (7-2, 1-0 Southern) on Friday evening at DeNunzio Pool, falling by a score of 15-4. The home team took an edge in the first quarter that it never relinquished, pressuring the visitors' defense all night.
Brown 4 Princeton 15
Rosen 1, Presant 1, Booher 1, Woods 1
B: 2 - 1 - 1 - 0 = 4
P: 4 - 5 -3 - 3 = 15
Four separate Bears scored a goal in the loss, as junior Sarah Presant (Poway, CA), junior Kate Woods (La Jolla, CA), senior Katharine Booher (Palo Alto, CA), and sophomore Liz Rosen (San Anselmo, CA) were able to get to the back of the net during the contest. The Tigers opened up with a two-goal run and, while the Bears answered with two tallies of their own, Princeton accrued a 4-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
Junior Sarah Shin (Fullerton, CA) came up with 3 saves in net for the Bears, while the Tigers' Ashleigh Johnson made 18 stops, continually shutting the visitors down. Another big difference in the game was the power play, as Princeton went 8-for-11 while Brown was able to manage 3-for-7. The Bears were unable to slow down the Tigers' offense, as three different players scored a hat trick for Princeton leading to the 15-4 loss for Brown. Yesterday's result drops the Bears to 0-2 in the Southern Division and 2-7 overall.
Brown will be back in action next weekend, as the team travels to Erie, Pennsylvania to take on George Washington and Mercyhurst in two league games.