The Crimson looks for continued succes at the Princeton Invitational. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's water polo is on the road this weekend for a four-game slate at the Princeton Invitational. The Crimson kicks the weekend off on Saturday, Feb. 7, against Wagner at 1 p.m. and returns to the pool at 7:30 p.m. to take on No. 9 Princeton. Harvard closes the weekend on Sunday, Feb. 8, against familiar foes Villanova at 8:30 a.m. and Iona at 11:30 a.m.
Last Time Out
Harvard opened the season last weekend going 2-1. The Crimson dropped the first game of the season, 8-10, to Iona in a tightly contested game.
Harvard bounced back quickly taking down Villanova, 19-8, just a few hours later. Crimson freshman Cleo Harrington made her collegiate debut against Villanova, registering 14 saves and the win. The Crimson continued to roll with a late afternoon match up with St. Francis, winning out 15-6. Junior Charlotte Hendrix lead the way for Harvard with two goals, three assists and a team-high four steals.
Friendly Enemy Territory
Since 2004, the Crimson has competed at the Princeton Invitational nine times. Harvard has had success at the Invitational, leaving with at least two wins on all nine occasions.
The Seahawks opened the season at the Indiana Invitational, going 1-1. The Seahawks are led by juniors Jess Lundgren Megan Rodriguez, who finished the 2014 campaign with a team-high in goals and assists, respectively. Harvard and Wagner have played each other 14 times since 2004 with both teams registering seven wins. The Seahawks took the last meeting, 12-11, on Feb. 22, 2014.
About No. 9 Princeton
the Tigers start their 2015 campaign, hosting the Princeton Invitational. Princeton finished last season with an impressive 31-2 record and 10th in the final CWPA Top 20 poll. Princeton holds a 35-11 all-time series lead over the Crimson. The Tigers are on a 19-game win streak with the last Harvard win coming in 2004.
Princeton will be live streaming its match up with the Crimson. Watch all the action HERE.
The Wildcats are 0-2 on the season. One of those losses came against Harvard last weekend as the Crimson came out on top 19-8.
The Gales hold a 3-0 record early in the 2015 season. The Gales defeated Harvard in the first game of the season for both teams, 10-8
The Crimson is back in action on Feb. 22 to take on Brown in the opening round of the Ivy Championship.