Women’s Water Polo Tops Bucknell, George Washington in CWPA Play

Women’s Water Polo Tops Bucknell, George Washington in CWPA Play

ONEONTA, N.Y. – Brown University women's water polo swept its CWPA opponents on Sunday, defeating Bucknell University, 8-7, and beating George Washington University, 12-6, at Hartwick College's Moyer Pool.

Finishing off their first weekend of Collegiate Water Polo Association play this year, the Bears (18-5, 2-2 CWPA) used a 4-1 second quarter run on their way to a win over the Bison (13-16, 2-6 CWPA) in their opener before gaining a lead as large as eight goals against the Colonials (13-14, 1-6 CWPA) in their second game of the day.

Between the two games, sophomore Carmen Rosas (Schaumburg, Ill.) led the Bears with six goals while seniors Marisa Kolokotronis (Sacramento, Calif.) and Shannon Crowley (Seal Beach, Calif.) each totaled four goals.

Junior goalkeeper Marisol Dakan (Pasadena, Calif.) recorded 23 saves on the day.

Next, Brown continues CWPA play at Harvard on Wednesday, Apr. 12 at 7:30 p.m. prior to hosting Indiana on Friday, Apr. 14 at 3:30 p.m., Hartwick on Saturday, Apr. 15 at 10:30 a.m., and St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

Game 1 – Brown 8, Bucknell 7

Senior Marisa Kolokotronis (Sacramento, Calif.) tallied six points on three goals and three assists to lead Brown past Bucknell, 8-7, in its first game of the day on Sunday morning.

The Bears used a 4-1 run in the second quarter to turn a 4-3 deficit into a 7-5 lead at halftime against the Bison before allowing just two goals in the second half and earning their first CWPA win of the year.

Senior Shannon Crowley (Seal Beach, Calif.) and sophomore Carmen Rosas (Schaumburg, Ill.) each netted two goals while freshman Lexi Atwell (La Jolla, Calif.) added a single tally. Crowley came up with a team-high three steals to go with an assist.

Junior goalie Marisol Dakan (Pasadena, Calif.) stopped 12 shots.

The two sides traded goals in the first quarter, ending the frame deadlocked at 2-2. Kolokotronis and Rosas each found the back of the net in the opening period.

After the Bison took a 4-3 lead in the second quarter despite a Rosas goal, the Bears used their 4-1 streak to pull ahead. Goals from Kolokotronis and Atwell provided Brown a 5-4 edge before Bucknell tied the score at 5-5. Kolokotronis and Crowley both scored inside of the final 19 seconds of the half to lift Brown to a 7-5 lead at the break.

Neither team converted a goal in the third quarter prior to Bucknell scoring the fourth quarter's first goal to pull within 7-6. Crowley netted a goal with 2:51 to play, and the Bears defense allowed just one more goal the rest of the way. 

Brown 8, Bucknell 7
Brown....................... 2…5…0…1…8
Bucknell................... 2…4…0…2…7
Brown Goals: Kolokotronis 3, Crowley 2, Rosas 2, Atwell.
Brown Saves: Dakan 12.

Game 2 – Brown 12, George Washington 6

Sophomore Carmen Rosas (Schaumburg, Ill.) netted four goals to pace Brown in a 12-6 CWPA win over George Washington in its second game of the day on Sunday afternoon.

The Bears outscored the Colonials 7-2 between the second and third quarters expanding a 3-2 edge after one quarter into a 10-4 advantage heading to the fourth quarter. Brown took a lead as large as 12-4 in the final frame.

Senior Shannon Crowley (Seal Beach, Calif.) and sophomore Allison Woo (Arcadia, Calif.) each scored two goals while senior Marisa Kolokotronis (Sacramento, Calif.), junior Jessica Heilman (Menlo Park, Calif.), sophomore McKenna Miller (Danville, Calif.), and freshman Lexi Atwell (La Jolla, Calif.) tacked on one goal apiece.

Miller led Brown with three assists and five ejections drawn while Kolokotronis, Heilman, and Crowley all registered three steals apiece.

Junior net-minder Marisol Dakan (Pasadena, Calif.) turned aside 11 shots.

Rosas, Woo, and Kolokotronis scored three of the game's first four goals as the Bears opened the contest with a 3-1 lead. GW pulled within 3-2 heading to the second quarter.

Goals from Woo and Rosas pushed Brown ahead 5-2 before a Colonial marker. Tallies from Atwell and Rosas extended the Bears' edge to 7-3 at halftime.

The Bears completed a 5-0 run with three consecutive goals to open the second half – with two coming from Crowley and one from Miller – giving Brown a 10-3 lead. Brown still led 10-4 heading to the fourth despite a GW marker.

Heilman and Rosas stretched the Bears' lead to 12-4 – their largest of the game – before the Colonials netted the contest's final two goals. 

Brown 12, George Washington 6
Brown....................... 3…4…3…2…12
G. Washington........ 2…1…1…2…6
Brown Goals: Rosas 4, Crowley 2, Woo 2, Atwell, Heilman, Kolokotronis, Miller.
Brown Saves: Dakan 11.