LORETTO, Pa. – Freshman Olivia Price erupted with five goals and sophomore Mathilde Ribordy accounted for seven points (4g, 3a) to lift the No. 22 Harvard women's water polo team past George Washington, 14-8, on Sunday morning. The Crimson (13-11) defeat of the Colonials marked its conclusion of the Red Flash Tournament.
- Price (5g, 2a) and Ribordy each posted a team-leading seven points.
- Three student-athletes recorded two steals: Angie Varona, Jilly Cronin, and Sofia Carrera-Justiz.
- Carrera-Justiz scored twice for her third multiple-goal game at the Red Flash Tournament. Sami Strutner also netted a pair of goals for the second time this weekend.
- Goalies Cleo Harrington and Sam Acker shared time in net. Harrington made four stops, while Acker posted three saves and added two assists.
- The Crimson moved to 10-0 this year when it scores 11 goals or more.
No. 22 Harvard vs. George Washington
The Colonials struck twice in the opening 90-seconds, but the Crimson settled in when Kristen Hong got it on the board at 5:14. Less than two minutes later Harvard led, 4-2, after Ribordy scored twice and Price netted her first of the day. GWU closed out the high-action first period by evening the score at fours. Hong found Price for the go-ahead goal 37 seconds into the second period and Harvard never looked back. Strutner tallied her first goal of the day and Carrera-Justiz scored the first of two second-quarter goals, before George Washington responded. Harvard led at the half, 8-6, and Price, Strutner, and Ribordy continued to find the back of the net in the third and fourth quarters to build upon the lead. The Crimson defense limited the Colonials to just two scores in the second half. Harvard earned the victory, 14-8.
The Crimson begins a four-game home stretch with St. Francis on Saturday, April 7 at 12:45 p.m. Harvard hosts No. 13 Indiana later in the day, before meeting No. 9 Michigan and No. 12 Hartwick on Sunday at 11:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., respectively.