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Fast Start Carries Women's Water Polo Past George Washington, 15-11, in CWPA Southern Division Third-Place Game

Shayna Price had four goals to pace the Crimson (Gil Talbot). 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Harvard jumped on George Washington in the first quarter before holding off a late comeback attempt by the Colonials to claim third place, 15-11, at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division tournament at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center Sunday morning.

Shayna Price paced the Crimson (16-14) offense with four goals and two assists. Charlotte Hendrix added a hat trick of her own and also dished out an assist, while Victoria Frager delivered two goals and a team-high three assists. Aisha Price and Yoshi Andersen both found the back of the net twice with Andersen chipping in an assist, and Jelena Cyr and Elise Molnar each scored once.

Harvard came out firing on all cylinders, taking a commanding, 5-1, lead after the opening eight minutes behind a pair of goals from Shayna Price. The two teams played evenly in the second, each scoring three times to make it 8-4 at the break.

After the intermission, Harvard pushed its advantage out to six with a 4-2 scoring margin in the frame; however, George Washington attempted to rally in the fourth. The Colonials totaled five goals in the period to try and cut into the deficit, but the Crimson struck three times to keep George Washington at bay and lock up third place in the tournament.

Ariel Dukes continued her strong play in goal with seven saves and three steals. Charlotte Hendrix also had three swipes, while Aisha Price and Andersen delivered two thefts apiece.

Harvard returns to action at the CWPA Eastern Championships April 26-28 at the University of Michigan.

S. Price 4
Hendrix 3
Frager 2
A. Price 2
Andersen 2

Frager 3
S. Price 2

Dukes 3
Hendrix 3
A. Price 2
Andersen 2

Dukes 7