CLAREMONT, Calif. — The No. 21-ranked Brown University women’s water polo team began its trip to California with a pair of one-goal wins over Concordia University, 12-11 OT, and Division III No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College, 10-9.
The Bears earned a tough overtime win versus Concordia to the start the day as Alexandra Love scored with 29 seconds on the clock in the second overtime period to give Brown a one goal win.
Love was one of five Bears to score two goals in the game, along with Ella Palmer, Claire Eusey, Sophie Golub and Lily Weiser.
Concordia scored the first goal of the game before Weiser, Golub and Love put Brown on top. The Bears led 5-3 after the first quarter with goals from Zoe King and Palmer later in the frame.
After Concordia tied the game at five, every goal the Bears scored was matched by the Eagles until the score was nine-all midway through the third quarter. Late in the third, Eusey scored back-to-back goals to put Brown up three heading to the final eight minutes of regulation.
However, Concordia kept the Bears off the scoreboard over the remainder of the final quarter and tied the game at 11-all with 45 seconds left to play to force overtime.
Both goalies made big saves during the overtime periods with the first period remaining tied at 11-all before Love’s goal put the Bears on top for good.
Facing Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the late game, the Bears received four goals from King and Brown built an early lead before hanging on to beat the Athenas.
The Bears scored five goals in the first quarter with two coming from King and one each from Sierra Martin, Ella Palmer and Madeline Poissonnier. In the second quarter, King and Love each scored as Brown jumped ahead 7-2 by halftime.
C-M-S battled back winning the third quarter 4-1 and back-to-back goals in the middle of the fourth quarter cut Brown’s lead to 9-8. King ended the chance of a comeback with a goal with 13 seconds left to put Brown up by two before CMS added a late goal to pull back within one at 10-9 prior to the final horn.
Information courtesy Brown University Athletics Communications