Bears Fall To Harvard 6-5 in Semi-Final Match-Up At Northern Championships

April 23, 2006

Cambridge, MA - The women's water polo team fell to Harvard 6-5 in the semi-final match-up at the Northern Championships this afternoon. The Bears threatened late, but their last shot attempt hit off the cross bar securing the Crimson's win.

The Bears opened up the scoring with 3:57 left in the opening quarter as junior Caitlin Fahey put a shot past the Crimson goalie for the early 1-0 lead. That lead did not hold up for long as Harvard went on to score thee goals before junior Karlyanna Kopra cut the Harvard lead to 3-2 with 3:02 remaining in the second. Sophomore Ally Wyatt knotted the game at three on a counter attack with 2:15 to go in the first half.

Harvard came out of the halftime break and struck first to take a one goal lead. Juniors Elizabeth Balassone and Paige Lansing put Brown up by a goal with 1:13 to go in the third, as Balssone netted a two meter shot and Lansing converted a six on five for Brown. That's would be it for the Bears as Harvard recorded back-to-back six on five goals to give them the lead for good in the fourth. Sophomore Anne Deggelman recorded four saves in the net for Brown.

The Bears will face Connecticut College in the third place match-up later this afternoon, at 1:45 p.m.