Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot Photography.
NORTON, Mass. -- The Harvard women's water polo team fell to Brown, 14-10, at Wheaton College to close out the regular season. The Crimson moves to 12-12 on the season and ends CWPA Northern Division play with a 1-3 mark in the conference. Brown ups its record to 19-13 on the year and 1-3 in the Northern Division.
Brown climbed out to a 3-1 lead at the first intermission that it would not let up. The Bears increased its advantage to 7-1 with two and a half minutes remaining in the half. Harvard buried two goals in the final minutes before halftime to make the score 7-3 at the break. The two squads traded scores in the third quarter to keep the Brown lead to four, 9-5. The Crimson offense heated up in the final period, tallying five goals. The Bears matched Harvard with five scores of their own.
Aisha Price lead the offensive attack with four goals. Ita Barton-Kettleborough registered a hat trick while Devan Kennifer netted a pair of goals. Shannon Purcell rounded out the scoring, finding the back of the net once in the contest.
Harvard will now await the announcement of the field for the Eastern Championships. The Crimson will need an at-large bid to compete at the tournament. The event will be held April 30-May 2 at College Park, Md.