Bears Fall to #18 Princeton, 7-6, in ECAC Championship Game

March 4, 2007

Cambridge, MA - Freshman Sarah Glick (Bonita, CA) scored four of her team's six goals, as the Brown women's water polo team (5-2) lost to #18 Princeton in the first-place game of the ECAC Championship on Sunday at Harvard. After going down 3-0 in the first period, the Bears fought back to tie the game in the fourth quarter, but were unable to complete the comeback.

After the Tigers started the game with three goals, Glick got Bruno on the board at 1:48, converting a six-on-five opportunity. Princeton, the top seed in the tournament, picked up another goal before the end of the quarter, but senior Caitlin Fahey (Seattle, WA) got the first goal of the second quarter with 2:24 left in the half. Princeton got the lead back up to three with 30 seconds left in the half, but Glick got her second goal of the game with just one second remaining, making the halftime score 5-3.

In the second half, each team's defense held strong. Glick scored the only goal of the third quarter with 3:42 remaining, and senior Paige Lansing (Newport Beach, CA) tied the game 1:38 into the fourth. Princeton fired back, getting two goals in the next 2:06, and while Glick got her final goal at 1:46, the lead held up for a 7-6 final.

Freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Laing (Ann Arbor, MI) had 12 blocks, with fellow first-year Lauren Presant (Poway, CA) leading Brown with three assists and two ejections drawn. Senior Claire Angyal (Sydney, Australia) and junior Emily Schwartz (Miami, FL) each had two steals. Glick and Fahey earned First and Second Team All-Tournament honors.

Brown has this coming week off to prepare for a CWPA Northern Division showdown with Harvard on Mar. 14. After that, the team will travel to Ann Arbor for the Wolverine Invitational at the University of Michigan.