Women’s Water Polo Sweeps Cal State B’Dino, Whittier at LMU Zumo Invite

Women’s Water Polo Sweeps Cal State B’Dino, Whittier at LMU Zumo Invite

CSSB              0  3  1  1  -  5
Brown            3  2  3  3  -  11

McNamara 2, Kolokotronis 2, Presant 2, Rosen 2, Woods 2, Koper 1
Saves: Shin 4

Brown            3  2  2  2  -  9
Whittier         3  1  0  1  -  5

Rosen 3, Crowley 2, McNamara 2, Presant 1, Westerman 1
Shin 5


LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Junior Liz Rosen (San Anselmo, Calif.) scored five times and led a crew of six Bears with multiple goals as the Brown women's water polo team topped Cal State San Bernardino, 11-5, and Whittier, 9-5, on the first day of the Loyola Marymount University ZUMO Invitational on Friday. The Bears extend their winning streak to three games and improve to 7-8 on the season.

Senior goalie Sarah Shin (Fullerton, Calif.) made a combined nine saves over two victories for Brown.

Brown scored three goals in three of four quarters to overpower the Coyotes in Friday's opener. Rosen, freshman Marisa Kolokotronis (Sacramento, Calif.) and senior Kate Woods (La Jolla, Calif.) joined forces to register a goal each in the first quarter and reward the Brown defense that held CCSB scoreless in the opening frame.

The Coyotes answered with three goals in the second, but not before Rosen and Kolokotronis attacked again to boost Brown to a 5-3 lead after one half of action. Woods and senior Emily McNamara (Winters, Calif.) both found the back of the net early in the fourth to give the Bears four unanswered goals, while senior Sarah Presant (Poway, Calif.) added a tally in each of the final two quarters to help her squad break the double-digit goal mark.

The Bears stayed consistent in the nightcap, tossing in multiple goals in ever quarter en route to a 9-5 victory over the Poets. Freshman Shannon Crowley (Seal Beach, Calif.) and Rosen each scored in the opening half, keeping the game tight to the tune of a 3-3 tie. Whittier pulled ahead 2-1 on a man-up goal and then tied it 3-3 with just three seconds left in the quarter.

A defensive-minded second quarter saw Crowley and Rosen at it again, with the latter sinking a power play goal that gave Brown a 5-4 advantage heading into halftime. The Bears' defense cracked down to shut out the Poets in the third, opening up a healthy lead the eventually swelled to 9-5.

Brown is back at it tomorrow against Sonoma State at 4 p.m. and Loyola Marymount at 7:45 p.m.