Woods Tallies Late Goal to Boost Women’s Water Polo Over George Washington in Double OT, 15-14

Woods Tallies Late Goal to Boost Women’s Water Polo Over George Washington in Double OT, 15-14

Brown            3  3  3  3  1  2  -  15
GWU               4  3  3  2  1  1  -  14


Goals: McNamara 4, Woods 4, Kolokotronis 3, Cox, Crowley, Dodd, Rosen, Santiago
Saves: Shin 6

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senior Kate Woods (La Jolla, Calif.) whipped in four goals, including the game-winner with 42 second in double overtime, to power the Brown women's water polo team (4-4) to a 15-14 win over George Washington in the Smith Center Pool on Saturday.

Senior Emily McNamara (Winters, Calif.) also scored four times and freshman Marisa Kolokotronis (Sacramento, Calif.) secured a hat trick in a contest that saw 23 lead changes.

Sophomore Emma Dodd (Pasadena, Calif.) opened the game with a goal to put Brown ahead but three unanswered goals left the Colonials ahead 4-3 after one quarter. More back-and-forth action made it look as though a 6-6 tie would hold into halftime, but GWU registered a goal with 10 seconds left in the second quarter to pull ahead 7-6 following 16 minutes of action.

The third quarter saw no relenting from either side once again as the two squads scored three times each. Woods, Kolokotronis and McNamara each found the back of the net to keep it a 10-9 game in favor of the Colonials.

GWU center Hannah Cox continued to strike for the home squad with a pair of fourth quarter goals that sent the hosts in front 12-11. Woods tallied the equalizer with 4:07 to play and both defenses locked down to send the game to overtime.

Sophomore Olivia Santiago (Los Altos, Calif.) scored 23 seconds into the extra period to give Brown at 13-12 lead and its first advantage since the first quarter. A crucial penalty shot for the Colonials spoiled the potential win with 23 seconds to go however, and the teams headed to double overtime tied 13-13.

Freshman Shannon Crowley (Seal Beach, Calif.) fired in the go-ahead goal 56 seconds into double OT but GWU answered to tie it 14-14 with 1:19 to play. With just 42 seconds remaining, Woods supplied the game-winner and her fourth goal of the night.

The Bears return to action next weekend with four games in two days at the Harvard Invitational. Brown opens the tournament against Iona on Mar. 8 at 11:45 a.m.