Women’s Water Polo Bested by No. 9 Princeton in CWPA Southern Division Title Game, 11-4
Princeton 3 2 5 1 - 11
Brown 0 3 1 0 - 4
Goals: Woods 2, Kolokotronis 1, Presant 1
Saves: Shin 7
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third year in a row, the Brown women's water polo team made a run at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Championship and took second place, falling to top-seeded Princeton by a score of 11-4 at Blodgett Pool on Sunday. The Bears, now 18-15 overall, will await their seed for the CWPA Eastern Championships.
Senior Kate Woods (La Jolla, Calif.) scored a team-high two goals and grabbed two steals, while freshman Marisa Kolokotronis (Sacramento, Calif.) and senior Sarah Presant (Poway, Calif.) tallied a goal and a steal each. Senior goalie Sarah Shin (Fullerton, Calif.) stopped seven shots against the Tigers.
Bookend scoreless quarters proved the undoing for the Bears as Princeton blanked Brown in the first and final periods. The Bears used a three-goal second period to make it a 5-3 score in Princeton's favor at the half but could not muster a goal in the fourth to counter a five-spot posted by the Tigers in the third.
Brown drew three ejections in the first but did not capitalize, falling behind 3-0. Woods and Kolokotronis exchanged goals at the 2:32 and 1:01 marks, respectively, cutting Princeton's lead to 5-3 at the midway point.
The top-seeded Tigers then erupted for five goals in the third, including four in a row before Woods fired in a goal with 3:03 to play in the quarter. Holding to a 10-4 lead, Princeton added an insurance goal with 2:09 left in the game and shut out the Brown offense to secure the CWPA Southern Division title, 11-4.
The Bears now await their seeding and opponent for the CWPA Eastern Championships, which will be held at Bucknell University on Apr. 25-27.