Photo of Roxanne Pinto, one of three seniors on the Harvard women's water polo team, courtesy of DSPics.com.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard women’s
water polo team will kick off the 2010 season Feb. 6 as it hosts
the Harvard Invitational. The Crimson will face Villanova and the
New York Athletic Club on the first day of competition. On the
second day, the hosts will go up against Siena and Iona. Harvard
will partake in the Princeton Invitational Feb. 20-21 and will
await the announcement of the team’s opposition.
The Crimson, which earned a seven-seed, will face the second–seeded Marist in the first round of the ECAC Championships, Feb. 27, in Princeton, N.J. Harvard will compete Feb. 28 in the second day of competition at the ECAC Championships. The opponent and significance of the game will depend on the outcome of the match with Marist. The Crimson will participate in the Elite 8 Invitational to be held March 6-7 in Bloomington, Ind. The team will play games against three of the seven other entrants: Brown, Bucknell, Hartwick, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan and Princeton.
Harvard makes a west coast swing to play three games. The Crimson will square off against UC Davis, Mar. 15, Cal St. Monterey Bay and Pacific, Mar. 20. Harvard will travel to meet Marist for the second time on the season, Mar. 27, and will host Brown, Apr. 7, at Blodgett Pool. The Crimson will face Hartwick in consecutive games, at Hartwick Apr. 10 and at home Apr. 17. Harvard will meet Brown in Norton, Mass. for an away match, Apr. 18, before preparing to compete at the Eastern Championships, Apr. 30-May 2, to close out the season.