No. 23 Women’s Water Polo Falls to CWPA Tournament Host Bucknell

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot

LEWISBURG, Pa. – The No. 23 Harvard women's water polo team fell to Bucknell, 10-5, on Saturday evening at the CWPA Tournament. Senior Sami Strutner led the Crimson (16-19) with three points (1g, 2a) and a trio of steals, while sophomore Sofia Carrera-Justiz scored twice in the loss to the Bison (15-18). Senior goalie Cleo Harrington made 10 saves and had an assist in Kinney Natatorium.

Harvard 5, Bucknell 10
A high-tempo first quarter produced six goals, seeing Harrington make five saves. Freshman Olivia Price put Harvard on the board and Strutner delivered a smooth stroke to tie the game at two. Harvard took the lead, 3-2, after attacker Kristen Hong drew an exclusion. The Crimson used some good movement to get the ball to Lana Gorlinski for the junior to fire a shot to the far side. Bucknell tied things up early in the second and took the lead on a three-meter goal at 1:22. However, Carrera-Justiz answered right back evened the score at four with 26 seconds left and the game went into the break tied. The Bison scored four times in the third to take control of the game, 8-4. Carrera-Justiz scored a minute into the final frame, but Bucknell went on to win, 10-5.

What's Next?
Harvard plays George Washington in the seventh-place match at 9 a.m. The match is available to be live-streamed through the fee-based service Stretch Internet.