Santa Clara, Calif. - Senior Svetozar Stefanovic lit up for a career-high nine goals to help lead the No. 12 Brown men's water polo team to a 14-10 victory over Fresno Pacific on Saturday evening at the "Rodeo" hosted at Santa Clara.
Nick Deaver started off the scoring with a goal with 3:05 left in the first quarter, but Fresno Pacific tied it up less than a minute later. Stefanovic then knocked in back-to-back goals just 20 seconds apart to give Brown a 3-1 advantage, but FP came within one with a score with 52 seconds remaining.
The Bears continued to roll in the second quarter and outscored Fresno 4-1 to take a 7-3 lead at the half. Stefanovic scored at the 5:51 mark, but then Fresno Pacific came within one with a goal at 4:01. Brown then scored the next three goals, the first by Henry Fox and the following two by Stefanovic to take the four-goal lead.
Stefenovic and McNamara then scored the first two goals of the third quarter to take a 9-3 lead, and the Bears went on to score three more goals to earn a 12-6 lead.
Stefanovic scored both of Brown's fourth-quarter goals as Fresno Pacific outscored Brown 4-2, but the Bears still secured the 14-10 win.
Nick Deaver and Henry Fox each tallied two goals, while McNamara added one. McNamara helped out by handing out five assists, and Fox picked up three steals.