With 2.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Brittany Zwirner slammed in the game-winning goal to lift the No. 14 Princeton women's
water polo team to a 9-8 victory over Brown and the Southern Division
Championship. The Tigers (24-4) won the Southern title for the seventh time in
program history and first since 2008. Princeton now awaits its seeding in the
Eastern Championships from April 27-29.
The Tigers took a 2-1 advantage in the first quarter, but
the evenly matched game saw both squads score four goals apiece over the second
and third periods. With a 7-5 lead entering the fourth, Brown evened the game
8-8 with 2:24 remaining in the game. As overtime minutes looked to be on deck and
the title on the line, junior Zwirner found an opening with seconds left on the
clock to propel the Tigers past the Bears.
Zwirner led Princeton with four goals, an assist, a steal
and drew an ejection. Katie Rigler brought her weekend goal total to 10, notching
three versus Brown.