Women's Water Polo Takes Third Place at Southern Division Tournament

Women's Water Polo Takes Third Place at Southern Division Tournament

Devan Kennifer had four goals against Bucknell Sunday (photo Gil Talbot).

Devan Kennifer scored four times and Monica Zdrojewski and Shayna Price also netted hat tricks to lead the Harvard women's water polo team to a 15-7 win over Bucknell in the CWPA Southern Division Championship third-place game. The win was the Crimson's fourth straight over Bucknell in the last two years. 

The two teams played a high-scoring first quarter, as Harvard left the frame with a 4-3 advantage. The Crimson turned up the defensive pressure in the second stanza, limiting the Bison to one goal, and added four more scores to gain a four-goal lead.

Harvard coasted in the second half, adding another six goals, to be awarded third-place at the tournament.

Other than Kennifer, Zdrojewski and S. Price, Shannon Purcell, Aisha Price, Riley Kessler, Elise Molnar and Victoria Frager also found the back of the cage. Purcell added four assists and Kennifer and A. Price made five steals apiece. 

Ariel Dukes had 5 stops in goal for Harvard and Jasmine Griffin added a save.

The Crimson will be back in the pool next weekend for the CWPA Eastern Championship in Providence, R.I.

Harvard 15, Bucknell 7

Aisha Price
Shannon Purcell
Devan Kennifer 4
Riley Kessler
Elise Molnar
Monica Zdrojewski 3
Victoria Frager
Shayna Price 3

Aisha Price 2
Lizzie Abbott
Shannon Purcell 4
Devan Kennifer 2
Monica Zdrojewski 3

Aisha Price 5
Lizzie Abbott 
Shannon Purcell 
Devan Kennifer 5
Elise Molnar 3
Monica Zdrojewski 2
Shayna Price 2
Ariel Dukes 

Ariel Dukes 5
Jasmine Griffin 1