Victoria Frager netted a goal and handed out an assist for the Crimson Friday (Justine Agaloos).
PALO ALTO, Calif. – The Harvard women's water polo team fell behind early and could never make up the difference, as the No. 2 Stanford Cardinal topped the Crimson, 18-5, Friday evening at the Avery Aquatic Center.
Aisha Price topped the Crimson (13-8) offense with two goals, while Jelena Cyr, Victoria Frager and Shayna Price each netted single tallies to round out the scoring. Charlotte Hendrix, Frager, Ariel Dukes and Yoshi Andersen each added one assist apiece.
The Crimson struggled on the offensive end early with the Cardinal netting all five goals in the first period. Harvard got on the board in the second period on a tally by Aisha Price, but it was not until after Stanford struck three more times to push the advantage to seven at the break.
After the intermission, the Crimson started to get into an offensive rhythm, tallying three goals in the frame as Aisha Price, Cyr and Frager all found the range; however, the Cardinal tacked on six more scores to eliminate any hopes of a comeback.
In the fourth, Shayna Price had the lone tally for Harvard, while Stanford had four scores to close out the game.
Dukes made eight saves in net for Harvard, including a 5-meter penalty shot midway through the third.
Harvard wraps up its trip to the Golden State against No. 5 California at 4 p.m.
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