Women's Water Polo Gets A 16-7, Win Over Maryland

Feb. 12, 2005

Princeton, NJ - The women's water polo team (1-1) finshed the first day of the Princeton invitational with a win in their opening game against Maryland 16-7, but lost a tough 6-5, battle with Bucknell this afternoon. Freshman Anne Deggelman (Menlo Park, CA) had a strong debute in goal for Brown coming up with 13 blocks in today's contests.

In the opening game against Maryland, junior Allison Biner (Moraga, CA) jump started the Bears' offense scoring all four goals in the first quarter for a 4-0 lead. The freshman trio of Alexis Blaxberg (Miami, FL), Sage Bonilla (Berkley, CA) and Roxanne Palmer (Los Alamitos, CA) each netted two goals while senior Diana Livermore (Menlo Park, CA), sophomore Karlyanna Kopra (Kamuela, HI), sophomore Elizabeth Balassone (Los Altos, CA) and sophomore Paige Lansing (Newport Beach, CA) each recorded a goal in the win. Palmer also recorded three assists for the Bears while Balassone drew three ejections in the win. Deggelman recorded four blocks in net for Brown.

In the second match of the afternoon the Bears found themselves in a see-saw battle with Bucknell having Buckenll score three unanswered goals in the fourth quarter, handing Brown their first loss. Balassone led the Bears offensively recording three goals while Livermore and sophomore Claire Angyal (Sydney, AUS) each recorded a goal. Angyal also dished out three assists while Livermore drew three ejections.

Defensively Blaxberg and Balassone each recorded two steals while Deggelman made nine blocks in goal for the Bears.

The Bears will return to the pool tomorrow February 13 when they will face George Washington at 8:30 am and then battle with Princeton at noon for the final game in the Princeton Invitational.