Brown University Downs Mercyhurst College 15-8 to Finish Ninth at 2011 Eastern Championship

Rebecca Wright field blocks a shot in the third period versus Brown University
Rebecca Wright field blocks a shot in the third period versus Brown University

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Kate Woods (Fr., La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla) and Joanna Wohlmuth (Sr., Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa) combined for nine goals as Brown University outmatched Mercyhurst College 15-8 to finish ninth at the 2011 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Championship at Indiana University's Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.

The Bears clinch the No. 9 placement based on a 2-0 record in round robin play for the final three places in the position as  Brown previously defeated Gannon University 11-8 in the first game on Day Two of the championship.  Mercyhurst finishes 10th as the Lakers defeated Gannon 16-6 in the final contest of Day Two.

Leading 2-1 following the first period, the Bears outscored the Lakers 9-3 over the next two periods to carry a 6-4 advantage into halftime and a 11-4 lead into the fourth period.

The deficit was too much for Mercyhurst to overcome in eight minutes as the teams exchanged goals to the final horn and a seven-goal Bears' victory.

In addition to Woods and Wohlmuth, Samantha Ryu (Jr., Santa Barbara, Calif./Cate School) chipped in a pair of markers, while four other players found the back of the cage for the Bears.

Rebecca Wright (Fr., Lindsay, Ontario/Lindsay Collegiate), Nicole Nelson (Sr., Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central), Rachel Griepsma (Sr., Lindsay, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) and Lisett Calderon (So., Chicago, Ill./Fenwick) netted pairs of goals for Mercyhurst to account for all of the Lakers' scoring.

Between the pipes, Hope Rozelle (Jr., San Diego, Calif./Rancho Bernardo)  made four saves in taking the loss, while Browns' Sharah Shin (Fr., Fullerton, Calif./Sunny Hills) notched four stops in earning the victory.

1 2 3 4 -- Final
Brown University
2 4 5 4 -- 15
Mercyhurst College
1 3 0 4 -- 8

Mercyhurst Goals: Rebecca Wright (2); Nicole Nelson (2); Rachel Griepsma (2); Lisett Calderon (2)

Brown Goals: Kate Woods (5); Joanna Wohlmuth (4); Samantha Ryu (2); Emily McNamara; Katherine Stanton; Brittany Westerman; Rita Bullwinkel

Saves: Mercyhurst - Hope Rozelle (4) ; Brown - Sarah Shin (4)

Exclusions: Mercyhurst - 7 ; Brown - 10

Advantage Opportunities:  Mercyhurst - 4-for-10 ; Brown - 3-for-7

Sprints: Mercyhurst - 2-for-4 ; Brown - 2-for-4

Cards: YC - John McBride (Brown); RC - John McBride (Brown)

Officials: Val Vasilchikov, Scott Krasinski


Brown University's Kate Woods

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