February 22, 2014

Women’s Water Polo Falls to Hartwick, Tops Marist

ONEONTA, N.Y. – Senior Emily McNamara (Winters, Calif.) scored a combined eight goals to help the Brown women's water polo team to a 13-9 win over Marist after falling to host-squad Hartwick, 17-10, in the day's opener. The Bears move to 3-4 overall with the split at Moyer Pool on Saturday.

Brown           3  4  2  1  -  10
Hartwick       6  3  4  4  -  17

Goals:
Kolokotronis 3, McNamara 3, Woods 2, Crowley 1, Dodd 1
Saves: Shin 9

Despite a hat trick by Brown freshman Marissa Kolokotronis (Sacremento, Calif.), the Hawks of Hartwick marched out to an early lead and never relented as the Bears suffered a 17-10 setback. Senior goalie Sarah Shin (Fullerton, Calif.) made nine saves, while McNamara and senior Kate Woods (La Jolla, Calif.) contributed three and two goals, respectively.

Hartwick strung together consecutive goals twice in the opening quarter to go up 6-3. Brown's four-goal second quarter, fueled by shots from four different Bears, was dampened by three more tallies by the Hawks, spelling a slim 9-7 lead for the hosts heading into halftime.

The Hawks doubled up Brown, 4-2, in the third and stifled the opposition with a 4-1 margin in the fourth to run away with the 17-10 finish.

Marist            4  1  1  3  -  9
Brown            3  4  2  4  -  13

Goals:
McNamara 5, Santiago 3, Rosen 2, Westerman 1, Woods 1
Saves: Shin 9

McNamara struck five times, including twice in a four-goal fourth quarter for the Bears, to help Brown avenge a tight 14-13 loss to Marist at the Brown Invitational with a 13-9 decision over the Red Foxes. Sophomore Olivia Santiago (Los Altos, Calif.) chipped in three goals and drew two ejections, while Kolokotronis and Woods each handed out three assists. Shin matched her opening effort with another nine saves.

Marist jumped ahead early but Woods' lone goal of the game cut the deficit to 4-3 through one quarter. Santiago sparked a four-goal second quarter attack, slinging in back-to-back goals within two minutes of each other to push the Bears ahead 7-5 at the half.

A defensive-minded third period found Brown ahead 9-6 heading into the final frame, setting the stage for McNamara to find the back of the net twice to gut out the victory.

Brown returns to action on Saturday, Mar. 1, at George Washington University at 6 p.m.