College Park, MD- The Brown University women's water polo team dropped two hard-fought battles to Princeton and Maryland on Sunday afternoon. The Bears were edged by the Tigers 6-5, and then fell 13-10 to the host Terrapins. While Kate Woods led the offense with five goals, senior Joanna Wohlmuth added seven ejections drawn and Sarah Shin picked up 14 saves in the cage to the lead the defense.
Against Princeton, the Tigers gained a 3-2 advantage in the first quarter, but the Bears evened the score at 3-3 after shutting out Princeton 1-0 in the second. After the intermission, Brown gained a 5-4 lead in the third quarter, but the Tigers roared back in the fourth to outscore Bruno 2-0 to earn the 6-5 win.
In game two versus the Terrapins, Brown and Maryland netted three goals apiece in the first quarter, but Maryland outscored Brown 3-2 in the second to take a 6-5 lead at the half. Maryland went off for six goals in the third while holding Brown to just two, but the Bears came back to outscore Maryland 3-1 in the fourth but it wasn't to overcome the third-quarter outburst.
Woods led the scoring with four goals, while Katherine Stanton knocked in two. Also scoring was Wohlmuth, Presant, Brittany Westerman and Booher, while Shin tallied nine saves in net to lead the defense. Booher also added four assists and four steals for the Bears.
Photo of Kat Booher by Gerry Raymonda