ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Day One of California in the Books: Crimson Women's Water Polo Earns Split

Sophomore Aisha Price scored goals for the Crimson in both games Sunday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

The Harvard women's water polo team saw both sides of a one-goal result Sunday, defeating Santa Clara, 8-7, earlier in the day before dropping a 12-11 decision to Cal State Monterey Bay down the road in the evening.

After allowing three unanswered goals in the second period against Santa Clara to trail, 5-2, at halftime, the Crimson got three goals of its own in the third frame to tie it at five-all. Harvard would take a two-goal lead in the final stanza at 7-5 before the Broncos got two scores of their own to knot it at 7-7. Junior Monica Zdrojewski scored the final goal to put the Crimson up for good with 17 seconds left, lifting Harvard to the win.

The Crimson got two goals apiece against Santa Clara from Devan Kennifer, Shayna Price and Zdrojewski, as well as single tallies from Shannon Purcell and Aisha Price.

Later in the day in Seaside, Calif., Harvard would itself fall in the final seconds, watching a go-ahead goal from Alex Tyrell find the back of the net with 17 seconds left in the fourth period to give Cal State Monterey Bay a 12-11 victory.

The Otters were ahead throughout the first half, leading by as much as four goals at one point. Both teams posted three goals in the second quarter as Cal State Monterey Bay held an 8-6 lead at the break. Harvard outscored the Otters 3-1 in the third quarter with Aisha Price scoring two of the goals.

The California trip continues Monday in Davis, Calif., when Harvard takes on Fresno Pacific and host UC Davis in a doubleheader.

Harvard 8, Santa Clara 7

Goals   No.
Kennifer   2
S. Price   2
Zdrojewski   2
A. Price   1
Purcell   1
     
Assists   No.
Molnar   2
Williams   2
     
Steals   No.
Kennifer   7
Molnar   2
Purcell   2
Zdrojewski   2
DiSilvestro   1
A. Price   1
S. Price   1
     
Saves   No.
McCarthy   3

Cal State Monterey Bay 12, Harvard 11

Goals No.
A. Price   6
Kennifer   3
Zdrojewski   2
     
Assists No.
Purcell   2
Molnar   1
A. Price   1
S. Price   1
Zdrojewski   1
     
Steals No.
A. Price   5
Kennifer   3
Zdrojewski   3
Purcell   2
Molnar   1
S. Price   1
     
Saves No.
McCarthy   3