Water Polo Programs Set to Host Puerto Rican National Teams Friday

Water Polo Programs Set to Host Puerto Rican National Teams Friday

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.

Live Video: Men's Game (4:00 p.m.) | Women's Game (5:30 p.m.)
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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. 

"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 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.

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
12:00 p.m. Brown Navy
1:15 p.m. Puerto Rico NYAC
*2:30 p.m. NYAC Brown
3:45 p.m. NYAC Riptides
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
12:00 p.m. Navy Harvard
*1:15 p.m. Puerto Rico Greenwich
2:30 p.m. Brown Riptides
3:45 p.m. Grey Bears Metro
* - Women's Contests