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Women's Water Polo Drops Tune-up Match to Marist

Pictured: Shannon Purcell
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.- The Harvard women's water polo team dropped its final non-conference match, 10-8, to Marist. The Crimson moves to 11-9 on the season heading into Northern Divison play. The Red Foxes earned their seventh win of the year.

Harvard trailed 5-2 after the first quarter and 7-4 at halftime. Marist increased its lead to 9-4 going into the fourth period. The Crimson stepped on the gas in the final stanza, outscoring the Red Foxes 4-1. The comeback bid fell short as Marist walked away with a 10-8 victory.

Freshman Aisha Price paced the offense with a hat trick in the game. Sophomore Shannon Purcell buried two markers in the match while classmates Ita Barton-Kettleborough, Devan Kennifer and Monica Zdrojewski tallied a goal each. Second-year netminder Laurel McCarthy made five saves in the contest.

The Crimson kicks off its Northern Division schedule as it hosts Brown, April 7, at Blodgett Pool.