Women's Water Polo
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The Harvard women’s water polo team (14-7, 5-1 CWPA) trekked to sunny California to take on some of the nation’s best in its annual spring break trip. Adjusting to outdoor play proved to be a smooth transition as the Crimson claimed three wins out of five games in just four days of play.
The Crimson improved to 8-4 on the year after sweeping a trio of road contests at Bucknell over the weekend.
In a showdown between Ancient Eight teams, the Crimson won the consolation game to bring home third place.
After dropping two games to Wagner and Princeton on Saturday, the Crimson brought its record back over .500 with victories over Villanova and Iona on Sunday.
The Harvard men’s water polo team (12-4, 3-2 CWPA) dominated the pool this weekend, winning all five of its west-coast games over the course of three days.
Despite a strong start to the 2014 season, the Harvard women’s water polo team could not continue its winning ways towards the end of the campaign, finishing 15-20 overall and 2-3 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division.
The Harvard women’s water polo team saw its season come to an end this weekend at the CWPA Championship. The team entered the tournament as the seventh seed and came in seventh place overall.
On Saturday at Blodgett Pool, the Crimson (14-18, 3-3 CWPA South) won its first round game against George Washington, 12-3, before falling to No. 9 Princeton, 14-3, in the division semifinal. On Sunday, Bucknell beat Harvard, 9-6, in the third-place consolation match.
Wrapping up its regular season at Bucknell, the Harvard women’s water polo team dropped two contests to Brown and the Bison before defeating Mercyhurst.
Despite a strong first period, the Crimson (12-14, 1-1 CWPA) was unable to keep up with Brown (14-12, 2-0), losing to the Bears by a final score of 13-9.
In the opening game of its conference season and its first match played on the East Coast since spring break, the Harvard women’s water polo team was able to fight to a victory against George Washington.
The Harvard women's water polo team ended its spring break trip with losses to No. 2 UCLA and No. 16 UC Santa Barbara.
In the second leg of its 10-game California road trip, the Harvard women’s water polo team split four games Wednesday and Thursday, returning the team’s record to .500.
The Harvard women’s water polo team began its ten game California road trip this weekend in a shaky fashion, dropping three out of four games to top ranked teams.
While many of their classmates will head home to relax over spring break, the Harvard women’s water polo players will travel across the country to California for 11 games, all of which will be against schools from the Golden State.