The Harvard women's water polo team kicks off its season at home Feb. 5 (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard released the 2011 women's water polo schedule Wednesday, with multiple home dates, three East Coast tournaments and a Spring Break trip to California to take on some of the NCAA's best programs.
The season opens Feb. 5 with multiple games that Saturday against inner-city rival Boston College and Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) opponent Iona. The Crimson will also entertain guests at Blodgett Pool Feb. 23 against Brown, March 27 against Wagner, April 2 against Marist and Connecticut College and April 3 against St. Francis (N.Y.).
Harvard's trip to Northern California will span seven days from March 13-19 and includes games against Cal, Santa Clara, UC Davis, Cal State Monterey Bay, Fresno Pacific and Cal State East Bay.
The women will also compete in three tournaments during the spring, starting with an early test at the Marist Tournament Feb. 19. Tournaments at Bucknell and Maryland will all but wrap up the season in April as the team prepares for the Eastern Championship April 29-May 1, hosted by Indiana.