waterpolo-women-nc flag

Brown Athletics | April 6, 2014

Brown's late rally falls short, Bucknell takes game 7-6

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- A pair of last minute goals fueled a Bears rally that fell just short as Brown suffered a 7-6 setback to Bucknell in Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Southern Division action at Kinney Natatorium on Sunday. The Bears slip to 15-14 overall and complete CWPA South regular-season play with a 3-2 mark.

Junior Liz Rosen scored a team-high three goals, while senior Kate Woods snagged five steals and deposited her lone goal with 52 seconds left in the game to cut Bucknell's lead to 7-6. Freshman Hannah Koper sparked Brown's fourth-quarter rally with a goal at the 2:45 mark and classmate Shannon Crowley tossed in a second-quarter goal. Senior goalie Sarah Shin made nine saves against the Bison.

Both sides came out swinging as the hosts battled to a 3-2 lead after one quarter. Julianne Valdes struck twice for a 2-1 advantage but Rosen's pair of tallies within two minutes of each other held Bucknell's lead to a single goal. Crowley found the back of the net 67 seconds into the second period to push a 3-3 tie only to have the Bison snap the tie on a man-up goal 41 seconds later. Nearly six minutes of scoreless play was then disrupted by a Mackenzie Ferry goal with 13 seconds to go in the second, giving Bucknell a 5-3 lead at the half.

Rosen got the Bears going in the second half with a goal 52 seconds after the opening sprint to bring Brown within a goal, 5-4. Both sides survived exclusions without incident but Bucknell strung together two scores in the final 2:21 to open up a 7-4 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Needing a defensive stop, the Bears compiled just that, blanking the Bison in the final frame. A Koper goal at 2:45 and Woods' tally with 52 seconds left got the Bears within a goal but the rally fell just short as Bucknell held on for the final minute to secure the 7-6 victory.

Gonzaga's Drew Timme affirms national player of the year status, UCLA's top-five win and more Week 1 men's basketball notes

Time for the first Monday citations of the season. Give us your good, your bad, your quirky from the past weekend.

After a year hiatus, the Ivy League is excited and hopeful to get back to basketball

After the Ivy League canceled its 2020-2021 college basketball season, coaches and players are eager to get back on the court and battle for an Ivy League championship.

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners