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Women’s Water Polo Splits Pair; Will Play in Southern Division Third-Place Game Tomorrow

Shayna Price scored four goals against Mercyhurst Saturday morning (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).

LEWISBURG, Pa. –
 The Harvard women's water polo split a pair of games at the CWPA Southern Division Championship Saturday. The Crimson downed Mercyhurst, 12-3, before losing to Brown, 7-6.

In its first game, Harvard  cruised to a win over Mercyhurst. Shayna Price tied her season high with four goals to lead the Crimson, as six Harvard players found the back of the cage.

Harvard and Mercyhurst were inactive on the scoreboard during the opening three minutes of the game, before the Crimson's Shannon Purcell scored with 4:32 remaining in the first frame. Shayna Price scored less than a minute later and added her second tally at the 2:43 mark. Devan Kennifer made the score 4-0 Harvard with her 51st goal of the season late in the first quarter.

The Crimson continued its charge with two more goals in the second period and four in the third, while only allowing one Mercyhurst goal, to build a commanding 10-1 lead. Harvard received two goals from S. Price and Jelena Cyr during the second and third stanzas and also got tallies from Kennifer and Purcell.

The lead was extended to as many as ten in the fourth quarter, with goals from Aisha Price and Riley Kessler, before Harvard won by nine, its biggest win since a 15-4 decision over Whittier March 12. A. Price's score was her team-leading 57th of the season.

In game two, Harvard took a 5-3 lead into the fourth quarter but couldn't hold on. Brown scored four goals in the fourth to overtake the Crimson, 7-6. 

Monica Zdrojewski netted a hat trick in the nightcap and S. Price, A. Price and Kennifer added goals.

Ariel Dukes made 14 saves during a majority of the time in goal on the day for the Crimson.

Harvard will take on Bucknell, the tournament's host, tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. in the third-place game.

Stats
Harvard 12, Mercyhurst 3


Goals
Aisha Price
Shannon Purcell 2
Jelena Cyr 2
Devan Kennifer 2
Riley Kessler
Shayna Price 4

Assists
Aisha Price
Lizzie Abbott
Devan Kennifer 2
Riley Kessler
Elise Molnar 2
Monica Zdrojewski 2
Shayna Price

Steals
Aisha Price
Lizzie Abbott
Devan Kennifer
Elise Molnar 2
Monica Zdrojewski
Victoria Frager
Shayna Price 5
Kalina Grabb

Saves
Ariel Dukes 3
Jasmine Griffin 4

Brown 7, Harvard 6

Goals
Aisha Price
Devan Kennifer
Monica Zdrojewski 3
Shayna Price

Assists
Aisha Price 
Shannon Purcell
Devan Kennifer
Elise Molnar
Monica Zdrojewski

Steals
Aisha Price
Lizzie Abbott
Shannon Purcell
Devan Kennifer6
Elise Molnar
Monica Zdrojewski
Victoria Frager
Shayna Price

Saves
Ariel Dukes 11