Brown To Host Two Men's Water Polo Tournaments in September

Brown To Host Two Men's Water Polo Tournaments in September

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND - The Brown men's water polo team will kick of its 2013 season with two tournaments hosted by the Bears at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center in early September. Every game played over the course of both weekends will be video streamed, with details available closer to the start of the first tournament.

"To be able to host some of the best teams in the country is a testament to our facility and program," said head water polo coach Felix Mercado. "I feel that these two invitationals will give great exposure to our conference teams and hopefully continue to increase the visibility of water polo on the East Coast."

Competition in the first tournament, the Bruno Fall Classic, begins at 9:00am on Saturday, September 7, and will conclude with a 4:00pm game on Sunday, September 8. The Bears will be joined by the UC-Irvine Anteaters, the MIT Engineers, the Stanford Cardinals, the St. Francis Terriers, the Harvard Crimson, the Connecticut College Camels and the Washington & Jefferson Presidents, as all eight teams look to kick off the 2013 campaign against fierce competition.

The three-day Bruno Fall Invitational will take place on College Hill the following weekend, beginning at 5:00pm on Friday, September 13 and wrapping up with a 1:30pm game on Sunday, September 15. Connecticut College, MIT and St. Francis will return to the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center for the tournament, while Cal Lutheran, Pacific and Navy will also provide ample competition for the Bears as they being their quest for the 2013 CWPA Eastern Championship title.

Recaps of each of Brown's games will be available on at the conclusion of each day's action. Information about video streaming, as well score sheets from each of the games will be posted on each tournaments page on the Brown men's water polo site.

The schedule for each of the weekends is as follows:

Saturday, September 7

9:00am – UC-Irvine vs. MIT
10:15am – Stanford vs. Brown
11:30am – St. Francis vs. Harvard
12:45pm – Connecticut College vs. Brown
2:00pm – Washington & Jefferson vs. MIT
3:15pm – Stanford vs. Harvard
4:30pm – UC-Irvine vs. St. Francis
5:45pm – Washington & Jefferson vs. Connecticut College
7:00pm – Harvard vs. Brown

Sunday, September 8

8:30am – UC-Irvine vs. Brown
9:45am – Washington & Jefferson vs. Harvard
11:00am – Stanford vs. St. Francis
12:30pm – Washington & Jefferson vs. Brown
1:40pm – UC-Irvine vs. Harvard
2:50pm – Connecticut College vs. St. Francis
4:00pm – Stanford vs. MIT      



Friday, September 13
5:00pm – Cal Lutheran vs. Connecticut College
8:00pm – Cal Lutheran vs. Brown

Saturday, September 14
9:15am – Pacific vs. MIT
10:30am – Cal Lutheran vs. St. Francis
12:00am – Navy vs. Brown
1:15pm – MIT vs. Connecticut College
2:30pm – Pacific vs. St. Francis
3:45pm – Cal Lutheran vs. Navy
5:00pm – MIT vs. Brown
6:30pm – Navy vs. Connecticut College

Sunday, September 15
8:30am – Pacific vs. Navy
9:45am – St. Francis vs. Brown
11:00am – Cal Lutheran vs. MIT
12:15pm – Pacific vs. Brown
1:30pm – St. Francis vs. Navy