Women’s Water Polo Returns Home to Face Brown

Women’s Water Polo Returns Home to Face Brown

Lizzie Abbott and the Crimson will take on Brown Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at Blodgett Pool (photo Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After going 1-4 on its annual spring break trip to California, the Harvard women's water polo team has returned home and is set to meet Brown March 21 at Blodgett Pool. The match, which is one of Harvard's two remaining home games, is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.

The Crimson (9-9) is off to a .500 start with a pair of upperclassmen leading the way. Junior Aisha Price has a team-high 47 goals, while senior Devan Kennifer has tallied 42 scores to go along with 27 assists and 59 steals. Kennifer leads the team in both assists and steals, while Price leads the team with 10 hat tricks on the season. Senior Monica Zdrojewski, who has scored in eight straight contests, is third on the team with 30 goals. Ariel Dukes leads the Crimson with 109 saves, including an impressive 13-save performance in Harvard's last game at No. 6 UC Irvine.

Last Time Out
Harvard went 1-4 on its trip to California while facing some of the nation's best competition. The Crimson fell to ranked teams No. 16 UC Santa Barbara, No. 6 UC Irvine and Long Beach State, which is receiving votes. Harvard topped Whittier, 15-4, behind a hat trick from Monica Zdrojewski for its lone win in the Golden State.

The Bears (11-6), which received votes in the CWPA poll March 14, will be back in the pool after 10 days off from competition. In its last time out, Brown beat St. Francis (N.Y.), 18-7, and Iona, 9-3, at the Marist Invite March 11. Brown finished the invite 4-0 after beating the host Red Foxes and No. 13 Michigan on the first day of the tournament.

All-Time Series
Harvard leads the all-time series against Brown, 55-42-1. The Crimson topped the Bears three times last season by an average of six goals.

Up Next
The Crimson will travel to Washington, D.C., March 31 for games against Mercyhurst and George Washington.