Andersen Paces Women’s Water Polo Past George Washington, 10-8

Andersen Paces Women’s Water Polo Past George Washington, 10-8
Andersen leads Harvard in goals with 53 goals (photo courtsey: Gil Talbot).


WASHINGTON, D.C.Yoshi Andersen exploded for six goals to pace the Harvard women's water polo team past George Washington, 10-8, in the Crimson's first Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division game of the season.

Andersen put Harvard on the board early in the first with two goals as the Crimson took a slim, 3-2, advantage. Harvard's momentum continued in the second outscoring George Washington, 2-1, to take a two-goal lead at the half.  

The Crimson and Colonials played to an even 3-3 tie in the third stanza. George Washington opened the scoring in the final eight minutes with two back-to-back goals to bring the score within one. Shayna Price responded immediately as the senior netted her second of the game to the Crimson a comfortable lead it would hold on to.

Andersen finished the day with a season-high six goals while Shayna Price added two. Melissa Balding and Zoe Osborne each found the back of the net once to round out the Cirmson scorers.

Michelle Martinelli and Osborne both dished out two assists. Defensively, Balding registered three thefts, while Ariel Dukes made seven saves in net for the Crimson.

Harvard returns to the pool deck for a midweek match up at Ivy League foe Brown Wednesday April 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Yoshi Andersen, 6
Shayna Price, 2
Melissa Balding
Zoe Osborne

Michelle Martinelli, 2
Zoe Osborne, 2
Alexis Del Toro
Melissa Balding
Victoria Frager

Melissa Balding, 3
Michelle Martinelli, 2
Yoshi Andersen
Shayna Price
Ariel Dukes

Ariel Dukes, 7