February 28, 2005

Bears Cruise Past Dartmouth, But Lose To Harvard in Final Round Of Ivy League Tournament

Feb. 26, 2005

Cambridge, MA - The women's water polo team (3-3) opened up the Ivy League Championship tournament with a 16-1 win over Dartmouth, but drop to Harvard in the championship game 6-3. Senior Diana Livermore (Menlo Park, CA) led the Bears offensively netting four goals and three ejections drawn in this afternoon's tournament.

In the first game of the afternoon for the Bears against the Big Green Brown outscored Dartmouth in all four quarters, having scores 2-0, 6-1, 3-0 and 5-0. Livermore led the Bears scoring in the game netting four goals, while senior Alley Crow (Palo Alto, CA), sophomore Paige Lansing (Newport Beach, CA) and freshman Emily Schwartz (Miami, FL) each contributed two goals in the victory. Six other Bears netted one goal apiece including sophomore Elizabeth Balassone (Los Altos, CA) who also recorded two steals and two ejections drawn against the Big Green.

Sophomore Caitlin Fahey (Seattle, WA) and Crow each tallied two steals defensively for the Bears while freshman goaltender Anne Deggelman (Menlo Park, CA) recorded four blocks in net for Brown.

In the championship game the Bears had a much tougher time against Harvard finding themselves down 3-1 going into halftime. Freshman Alexis Blaxberg (Miami, FL) got her first of two goals with just one second remaining in the first half to cut the lead to two. Blaxberg was able to cut the lead to one with four minutes remaining in the third, but the Crimson took over from there scoring three in the final quarter to push the game out of reach of the Bears. Also scoring for Brown was sophomore Claire Angyal (Sydney, AUS) who tallied one goal while Fahey recorded four steals in the Bears loss. Recording three saves in goal for Brown was Deggleman.

The Bears will return to action March 5 when they will once again travel to Harvard to take on Connecticut College at 5:00 PM and then face Harvard later that evening at 8:00 PM.