Women's Water Polo
The No. 18 Crimson solidified itself as the number five seed in the field of eight schools after going 2-1 this weekend to close out its CWPA slate.
Behind a power-play game-winner with 50 seconds remaining, Harvard came from behind to get its first conference win of the year on the road against Brown.
Opening its CWPA slate at Michigan’s Canham Natatorium, the Crimson failed to pick up a victory, dropping its matches to a trio of ranked opponents. While the Crimson has managed t claim an 8-6 records against ranked foes, it is only 3-4 against squads ranked within the top-15 in the nation.
Entering the home pool of the eighth-ranked team in the nation is rarely an easy affair. For the No. 13 Harvard women’s water polo team, leaving Canham Natatorium with a win was even harder.
Senior attacker Charlotte Hendrix, shown here in earlier action against Princeton, contributed to an attack that claimed a dramatic victory over Hartwick with a score with 1:17 remaining. However, the theatrics were only necessary after Harvard built an early 5-1 lead and allowed the Hawks to deadlock the game at 10-10.
With a backhanded bullet, co-captain Yoshi Andersen shot past Hartwick’s backup goalie to put Harvard ahead with 1:17 remaining in the game.
Led by the rock-solid goalkeeping of sophomore Cleo Harrington, the No. 19 Crimson bounced back in a big way amidst the busiest schedule of the year, sweeping the last six games of its annual California run to post a 7-2 road trip record.
While Harvard provided a few outbursts on the attack, the erratic offensive output came back to bite the team in the form of its first losing tournament record of the year.
Sophomore goaltender Cleo Harrington made 22 saves over the weekend and has led the Crimson to an impressive 8-1 start.
On the road in Princeton, N.J., the No. 15 Harvard women’s water polo team completed another tournament sweep using more stifling defense and timely goals.