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PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — Host/No. 21-ranked Brown University women’s water polo split two conference games as the Bears took down Saint Francis University, 16-3, before falling defending Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Champion/No. 13 the University of Michigan, 14-7, to close out the day.

Facing the Red Flash of Saint Francis, the Bears got off to a hot start by building a 7-0 halftime lead and a 12-1 margin after three quarters.

Claire Poissonnier and Claire Pisani each scored three goals. Tallulah Clancy and Lily Weiser both added two goals for Brown.

Sophie Golub, Poissonnier and Zoe King scored for Brown in the first quarter. Pisani scored two goals in the second quarter with Weiser and Bryn Gioffredi also denting the net.

After Saint Francis scored its first goal, Poissonnier scored twice and Pisani, Alexandra Love and Weiser all found the back of the net in the third quarter.

Clancy scored both of her goals in the final quarter with Katharine Knowles also putting away a shot in the final frame.

Facing Michigan, Emily Suong and Pisani each scored twice but Brown could not stop Michigan’s offense as the team gave up four goals in each of the first three quarters.

Pisani and Suong both scored in the first quarter, but Brown was down 4-2 after the first eight minutes. Brown was shutout in the second quarter as the Wolverines built an 8-2 lead entering halftime.

Golub and Pisani scored in the third quarter, but the Bears fell behind 12-4 with eight minutes to play. Brown scored three goals in the final quarter with Gioffredi, Sierra Martin and Suong all scoring.

Information courtesy Brown University Athletics Communications

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