Water Polo Defeats Marist 9-5 in ECAC Semifinals

Princeton, NJ- Led by senior Lauren Presant’s four goals and three steals, the Brown University women’s water polo team (7-1) earned a big 9-5 win against Marist on Saturday night during the semi-finals of the ECAC Championship hosted by Princeton.

The Bears started off strong and built a 2-0 lead after the first eight minutes an d increased its lead to 6-2 at the half. The Red Foxes cut its deficit to 7-4 in the third quarter, but Brown out-scored Marist 2-1 in the fourth to earn a 9-5 win to advance to the ECAC Championship game tomorrow.

Leading the way for the Bears was Presant with four goals, an assist, three steals and three ejections drawn. Pitching in was junior Joanna Wohlmuth with two goals and four ejections drawn. Sarah Glick was once again a force on both ends of the pool, as she had two goals, handed out three assists and tallied three steals. Also adding a goal was rookie Brittany Westerman.

Stephanie Laing played an outstanding game in the cage for the Bears, picking up eight saves to lead Brown’s stingy defense.

Bruno will take on host Princeton tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the ECAC Championship game. The Bears will look to avenge a 13-11 loss to the Tigers on Feb. 21 during the Princeton Invitational.   

Pictured: Goalkeeper Stephanie Laing '10 (photo by dspics.com)