March 30, 2008

Bears Close California Trip with 14-3 Loss to #5 Cal

March 30, 2008

Berkeley, CA - Down just 5-2 at the half, the Brown women's water polo team (5-12) dropped a 14-3 decision to fifth-ranked Cal-Berkeley on Sunday. The loss closed the team's five-game California trip.

"I felt this trip was very beneficial for our program," said Brown Head Coach Felix Mercado. "We played some really great teams and were able to work on a lot of things. I look forward to the month of April."

Cal opened the game by taking a 3-0 first-quarter lead, but the teams scored two goals each in the second quarter. However, the Golden Bears outscored the Bears 9-1 in the second half.

Sophomore Lauren Presant (Poway, CA) scored two of the Bears' goals, with junior Rory Stanton (Danville, CA) scoring the other. Sophomore Stephanie Laing (Ann Arbor, MI) made nine saves, while fellow soph Sarah Glick (Bonita, CA) drew five ejections and had two steals.

The Bears will resume their CWPA Northern Division schedule on Thursday at Connecticut College at 7:30 p.m.

Brown 0 2 0 1 - 3
Cal 3 2 5 4 - 14
Goals: Present 2, R. Stanton 1
Saves: Laing 9