Shayna Price led Harvard in scoring with four goals (Justine Agaloos).
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Harvard women's water polo team hung with Brown for a quarter, but the Bears started to pull away in the second, and the Crimson could never recover in an 18-9 loss in the fifth-place game of the Collegiate Water Polo Association Championships at Michigan's Canham Natatorium Sunday afternoon.
Shayna Price paced the Harvard offensive attack with four goals, and Victoria Frager chipped in two tallies and a single assist. Aisha Price, who also had three helpers, Jelena Cyr and Yoshi Andersen rounded out the scoring with one goal apiece. Harvard finishes the year 18-16, earning a sixth-place finish at Easterns for just the third time in program history.
The Crimson struck first in the contest, taking a lead 2:32 into the contest on a tally by Shayna Price. Brown evened things up just 19 seconds later and took the lead less than a minute after that. The Bears extended the advantage to two before Yoshi Andersen got it back to one with 58 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
In the second, the teams traded the first four scores of the period with Shayna Price accounting for both of Harvard's goals; however, Brown netted four of the last five tallies to take a 9-5 lead into the intermission.
After the break, the Bears continued to extend the lead, outscoring the Crimson, 5-2, in the third. Brown then scored the first four goals of the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach before Cyr and Frager both found the back of the net to close the gap for the Crimson.
S. Price 4
A. Price 3
A. Price 2
S. Price 2