BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The Brown University women's water polo team defeated host CSU Bakersfield, 9-8, but fell 12-11 in overtime to CSU East Bay on the second day of the California State University-Bakersfield Roadrunner Invitational II.
Against the Roadrunners, Cal State Bakersfield jumped out to a 2-1 lead after the first eight minutes, but the Bears knocked in four goals in the second and held their opponent to three to even the score at 5-5.
The Bears outscored the Roadrunners 3-1 in the third quarter, but were edged 2-1 in the fourth, but the Bears still came out on top with a one-goal win.
Sarah Presant, Madison Pepper and Claudia Ruiz tallied two goals apiece, while Emily McNamara, Kate Woods and Samantha Ryu added one each. Evan Cranston had a solid game for the Bears in net picking up 12 saves.
Cal State East Bay took an immediate lead over the Bears in game two, outscoring Bruno 4-2 in the first quarter. The Bears cut their deficit to one after a 4-3 second quarter, and both teams put in two goals in the third as East Bay had a 9-8 lead heading into the final eight minutes.
Bruno came out and outscored their opponent 2-1 to tie the score 10-10 in the fourth quarter to put the game into overtime. Brown scored one goal in the first overtime, but then Cal State East Bay tied it up 11-11 in the second overtime period. East Bay was able to shut down Brown in the final OT as Sophie Armstrong put in with game-winner with just 15 seconds left in the period.
McNamara led the scoring with four goals, while Pepper knocked in three. Also scoring was Ryu and Presant with two each.
Release courtesy Brown Athletic Communications