LEWISBURG, Pa. — The No 20-ranked Princeton University Tigers extended their winning streak to 11 and upped their league record to 6-0 with Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) victories over No. 24 Brown University, 12-6, and Saint Francis University, 12-5, at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium.
Taking on rival Brown, Princeton went on a 6-0 run between the first and second quarters to take a 7-1 lead. Trailing 8-2 at halftime, the Bears trimmed their the deficit to four at 10-6 with 4:25 to go, but goals from Jovana Sekulic and Alana Evans put the game away.
For Princeton, Sekulic led the way with four tallies. Kaila Carroll tacked on three markers with Evans, Genevieve Fraipont, Annie Robinson, Rachael Carver and Kate Mallery each finding the back of the cage once.
Isabel Zaller earned the win for Princeton with eight saves.
Lily Weiser led the way for Brown with two goals. Sophie Golub, Katie Klein, Katharine Knowles and Claire Pisani all had a goal.
Shauna Franke played the first half and finished the game with seven saves in goal. Marley Presiado played the second half, finishing with five saves.
Taking on the Red Flash of Saint Francis in the Tigers’ final game of the week, Princeton held a 3-2 lead after eight minutes of action and used a three-score flurry to end the second stanza with a 7-3 scoreboard advantage by halftime.
Head coach Derek Ellingson‘s squad led 10-5 after three frames and held the Red Flash off the scoreboard in the fourth stanza.
Robinson keyed the Tigers’ attack with four goals, while Carver and Mallery both netted hat-tricks. Sekulic and Meera Burghardt notched solo markers in support of a 12 save effort by Zaller.
Kimberly Frostad notched a pair of goals to accompany single strikes by Taylor Halbauer, Abbie Carter and Addison Williams each had one goal for Saint Francis.
In net, Isabel Lumley stopped seven shots.
Information courtesy Princeton University, Saint Francis University & Brown University Athletics Communications