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Women’s Water Polo Kicks Off Road Swing With Princeton Invitational

Sophomore Monica Zdrojewski (pictured) has four goals to her credit this season.
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot Photography.

The Particulars:
The Harvard women’s water polo team travels to Princeton, N.J., to compete in the Princeton Invitational. The Crimson will play four games in a two-day span. The weekend opens up with Harvard facing Iona and Wagner on the first day. The Crimson closes out the event against No. 5 Michigan and George Washington.

Last Time Out:
Harvard picked up three wins at the Harvard Invitational to open the season. The Crimson downed Villanova, Siena and Iona. Sophomore Devan Kennifer recorded 15 goals at the two-day event.

About Harvard:
The Crimson enters the weekend owning a 3-0 record against collegiate opponents. Harvard opened the season by defeating Villanova, Siena and Iona. Sophomore Devan Kennifer leads the team with 15 goals. Freshmen Elise Molnar and Aisha Price are tied for second on the team in goals with 9 tallies apiece.

Sizing Up the Competition:
Iona comes into the tournament carrying a 1-1 overall record, having defeated Villanova and falling to the Crimson. Wagner is 2-2 entering the weekend with wins over George Washington and Mercyhurst. The Seahawks also dropped matches to Bucknell and No. 20 Maryland.

Michigan arrives at the meet ranked fifth in the Collegiate Water Polo Association national poll with a 5-3 mark. The Wolverines have played six top 10 opponents this season and own a 3-3 record in those games. George Washington holds a 1-2 record entering the weekend. The Colonials lone win of the season was a 10-7 victory over Siena. Through the first three matches of the season, George Washington has surrendered seven goals in each game.

She’s Honored:
Freshman Elise Molnar was named the CWPA Northern Division Rookie of the Week, Feb. 8, after scoring nine goals at the Harvard Invitational. In her second collegiate contest, Molnar notched five goals.

Up Next:
Harvard returns to action as it competes at the ECAC Championship in Princeton, N.J., Feb. 27-28.