Women's Water Polo Drops 11-8 Decision to Wagner

Women's Water Polo Drops 11-8 Decision to Wagner

Cyr registered three goals and one assist against Wagner (Photo Courtsey: Gil Talbot).

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard women's water polo team kept things close, but ultimately suffered its first setback of the 2014 season as the squad fell to Wagner, 11-8, on the final day of the Princeton Invite.

In the first half, the Crimson and Seahawks were evenly matched as Wagner outscored Harvard, 5-4, in the first frame and both teams found the back of the net twice in the second period.

The third stanza proved to be the difference as the Crimson was outscored 3-1 to give the Seahawks a three-goal lead with eight minutes to play. In the final frame, Harvard tallied one goal, and limited Wagner to one score. In the final frame, Harvard could not get anything going on the offensive end as the Crimson found the back of the cage once.

Jelena Cyr paced the offense with three goals, while Rachel Lobato and Shayna Price contributed two goals.  Melissa Balding also added one score. Defensively, Yoshi Andersen and Victoria Frager each recorded four steals on the defensive side of the ball.

Harvard kicks off its home slate Feb. 22-23 when the Crimson hosts the CWPA/MAAC Crossover Event at Blodgett Pool.  Harvard will face Wagner, Siena, Villanova and Iona.

Harvard 8, Wagner 11
Cyr, 3
Lobato, 2
Price, 2

Del Toro, 2
Frager, 2

Andersen, 4
Frager, 4
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