Sea of Red: Harvard University Tops Brown for Third Time, 16-12
NORTON, Mass. -- After trailing for most of the first half, Harvard University scored seven unanswered goals in the third period and outscored Brown University 10-4 in the second half to defeat the Bears, 16-12, at Wheaton College during Brown's Senior Night.
The Crimson (16-13, 2-2 Collegiate Water Polo Association) fell behind early against Brown (10-15, 1-3 CWPA), trailing 5-3 after the first period and facing an 8-6 deficit at halftime. Harvard scored the first two goals of the second frame to tie the game at 5-5, but the Bears went on a 3-1 scoring run for the midpoint advantage.
Brown pushed its lead to 9-6 in the third quarter with a score from Katharine Booher, but the Crimson went on to score the next seven unanswered goals to earn a 13-9 lead and never let it go. The Bears were able to cut the deficit to two to in the fourth stanza with back-to-back goals in the opening 2 1/2 minutes of the game, but Harvard netted the next three to push its lead back up to 16-11. Booher netted a goal with 1:11 remaining on the clock to put the score at 16-12, which was as close as the Bears would come.
Release courtesy Harvard Athletic Communications