PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University water polo is excited to host the Puerto Rico men's and women's national water polo teams for special exhibition matches on Friday, Apr. 20 with the men's game set for 4:00 p.m. and the women's game set for 5:30 p.m.
IVY LEAGUE NETWORK
Video of both contests on Friday featuring Brown and Puerto Rico will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network, now available on Apple TV, Roku, and the ILN app for Android and Apple devices. Fans can subscribe to the Brown channel's daily package to view both games.
MERCADO ON THE GAMES
"We are humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to welcome Puerto Rico's national teams to Brown this April as the programs continue to recover from the damage of Hurricane Maria this past fall," Brown head coach Felix Mercado said. "Our administration and donors here at Brown have proven incredibly supportive in this effort, and we plan on providing these teams with the best hospitality that Brown can offer."
"When I was made aware of the limited training opportunities for the Puerto Rican national teams due to the hurricane, I wanted to do whatever was possible to help," Mercado said. "After speaking with our administration and supporters, we decided to fund the teams' trip to Providence to help them prepare for upcoming international tournaments."
THE WEEKEND DETAILS
The Bears are set to host 20 exhibition games this weekend from Friday, Apr. 20 to Sunday, Apr. 22 at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center with Friday's match-ups between Brown and Puerto Rico headlining the weekend.
Brown's men's team is in the midst of its spring training season while the women's team is making final preparations for the CWPA Championship (Apr. 27-29). The Bears' men's team will play five games over the course of the weekend while the women's side will take part in three contests.
|FULL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE|
|Friday, Apr. 20|
|4:00 p.m.||Brown||Puerto Rico|
|*5:30 p.m.||Puerto Rico||Brown|
|7:30 p.m.||Brown||Grey Bears|
|Saturday, Apr. 21|
|8:15 a.m.||Air Force||Navy|
|9:30 a.m.||Puerto Rico||Riptides|
|*10:45 a.m.||Puerto Rico||Brown|
|1:15 p.m.||Puerto Rico||NYAC|
|5:00 p.m.||Brown||Air Force|
|*6:15 p.m.||NYAC||Puerto Rico|
|7:30 p.m.||Metro||Asphalt Green|
|Sunday, Apr. 22|
|8:15 a.m.||Air Force||Harvard|
|9:30 a.m.||Riptides||Asphalt Green|
|10:45 a.m.||Puerto Rico||Metro|
|*1:15 p.m.||Puerto Rico||Greenwich|
|3:45 p.m.||Grey Bears||Metro|
|* - Women's Contests|