Bears Cruise Past Queens College 15-3 and Connecticut College 16-0 In Day One Of Northern Championships

April 22, 2006

Cambridge, MA - The second seeded water polo team dominated both of their opening day matches in the Northern Championships this afternoon, handed Queens College a 15-3 loss and shutting out Connecticut College 16-0 later. Junior Elizabeth Balssone led the Bears offensively, tallying seven goals and drew two ejections.

In their opening game of the day, Brown got going early jumping out to a 7-1 lead after the first quarter. Balassone was the Bear's top scorer in the match-up netting three goals while junior Paige Lansing and freshmen Kristin Cuthbertson and Alexandra Ferguson each recorded two goals. Rounding out the scoring for Brown was junior Karlyanna Kopra, sophomores Alexis Blaxberg and Roxanne Palmer and freshmen Daniela Aramayo, Emily Schwartz and Rory Stanton each recorded a goal. Sophomore goalie Anne Deggelman stopped four of the seven shots she faced in the win.

Brown dominated the match-up with Connecticut College as Deggelman was a wall in net recorded her first shut out win of her career, stopping all ten shots. Balassone was again the top scorer for Brown, grabbing four goals while Kopra recorded three goals in the win. Also tallying goals against Connecticut was Lansing and junior Claire Angyal each getting two while sophomore Ally Wyatt, Cuthbertson, Aramayo, Schwartz and Stanton each put a point on the board for Brown.

The Bears will return to action tomorrow morning when they face Harvard in the 10:30 a.m. semi-final match-up.