ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Offense Powers Women's Water Polo Past NYAC, Villanova at Princeton Invitational

Charlotte Hendrix netted 10 goals Sunday (Justine Agaloos). 

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard women's water polo team erupted for 39 goals in its final two games to earn a pair of victories at the Princeton Invitational Sunday.

Charlotte Hendrix netted seven goals and every Crimson player had a point as Harvard (5-2) stormed past New York Athletic Club, 20-9, in the opener, while a nine-goal fourth helped give the Crimson a 19-4 win over Villanova.

In her sixth career game, Hendrix poured in a career-high seven goals to pace the Crimson offense, while Yoshi Andersen and Victoria Frager both recorded hat tricks. Aisha and Shayna Price each had two goals, and Jelena Cyr, Rachel Lobato and Elise Molnar all had a single tally to round out the scoring. Ariel Dukes and Shayna Price both had three assists, and Andersen and Molnar each had two.

Harvard jumped on NYAC early, taking a 5-3 lead after the first eight minutes, before breaking the game open in the second by outscoring the Empire Staters, 7-0.

In the second half, Harvard netted five goals to NYAC's four in the third and three to their two in the fourth to improve to 4-2 on the season.

Dukes also made eight stops in goal to go along with her career-high in assists. Hendrix also added a team-high three steals, and senior co-captains Aisha Price and Molnar both had two steals.

In the second contest, Harvard dominated defensively through the first three quarters before blowing the game open in the fourth.

Kalina Grabb and Andersen paced the offense with four scores apiece. Hendrix followed up her seven-goal performance with a hat trick and three assists, while Molnar netted three goals, as well. Lobato had two goals, and Frager had a single tally. Aisha Price handed out five assists, to go along with a single goal, and Shayna Price had three helpers and found the back of the net once to cap the scoring.

For the second straight meeting against the Wildcats, Harvard held Villanova without a goal for the first eight minutes and jumped out to a 3-0 advantage. The Crimson extended the lead to four in the second, entering the break up 6-2.

In the third, Harvard tacked on four more scores before surging to nine goals in the fourth while allowing just one goal in each of the frames to the Wildcats to end the weekend with a 2-2 mark.

On the defensive end, Dukes stopped 10 shots in goal. Hendrix and Frager made three steals apiece, and Andersen, Molnar and Shayna Price each had two thefts.

Stats
NYAC 20-9 win

Goals 
Hendrix 7
Andersen 3
Frager 3
A. Price 2
S. Price 2
Cyr
Lobato
Molnar

Assists
Dukes 3
S. Price 3
Andersen 2
Molnar 2
A. Price
Grabb

Steals
Hendrix 3
A. Price 2
Molnar 2
Lobato
Dukes

Saves
Dukes 8 

Villanova 19-4 win

Goals
Grabb 4
Andersen 4
Hendrix 3
Molnar 3
Lobato 2
Frager
S. Price
A. Price

Assists
A. Price 5
S. Price 3
Hendrix 3
Cyr
Andersen
Molnar
Grabb
Frager

Steals
Hendrix 3
Frager 3
Andersen 2
Molnar 2
S. Price 2
Lobato
Grabb

Saves
Dukes 10