Women's Water Polo
“We did things that I don’t think anyone thought we would be able to do when we first started this journey in the fall, except for our group."
Last Sunday marked the end of a historic record-breaking season for Harvard women’s water polo. The Crimson finished with the highest number of victories and lowest number of defeats in program history, bested rival Princeton for a third time in the semifinal, and advanced to its first championship game, where the team ultimately fell to No. 7 Michigan.
The Harvard women’s water polo team saw its longest series of the season this past weekend, with the Crimson taking on Bucknell and St. Francis, achieving a key victory over No. 21 Princeton, and keeping up with No. 7 Michigan, who is undefeated in conference play.
In Up and Down Weekend, Women's Water Polo Claims Narrow Victory Over Princeton and Suffers Narrow Defeat to Michigan
This past weekend, Harvard women’s water polo competed in an exciting double header against a pair of conference opponents on Saturday, with a narrow two-point loss to No. 7 Michigan, 12-10, and an equally hard-fought two-point victory over No. 19 Princeton, 10-8.
No. 19 women’s water polo clinched its second-ever shutout in varsity history this weekend in Pennsylvania, coupled with an impressive overtime victory and a challenging shallow-deep win that tallied another three victories for the Crimson.
Recording its fifth 20-win season in program history, the Crimson has its sights set on the 2020 season, where a majority of the players will be returning to fight for the NCAA tournament bid.
Harvard challenged St. Francis, George Washington, and No. 24 Bucknell over the weekend and emerged from each bout victorious. In the course of securing victory, senior Kristen Hong broke the school's career goals record.
Women's Water Polo has started their season at an impressive 12-2, and freshman goalkeeper Zoe Banks has adjusted to collegiate water polo quickly.
Building on the work put in during its California trip over break, Harvard showcased its offensive strength to defeat George Washington and Saint Francis by six point margins. The games came after the Crimson fell to No. 13 Indiana by a single goal.