Women's Water Polo Drops Two at Princeton Invitational

Women's Water Polo Drops Two at Princeton Invitational

The Crimson feel to Wagner and No. 9 Princeton (Zack Williamson)

PRINCETON, N.J. - Harvard women's water polo opened the Princeton Invitational with two losses, Saturday. The Crimson (2-3) fell to Wagner (3-1), 12-9, in an early morning match up. Harvard returned to the pool for an evening clash with No. 9 Princeton (2-0) losing out, 12-6. 

The Crimson defense came out strong against Wagner, holding the Seahawks to two first quarter goals. Wagner then wrestled control of the game going up 7-3 at half and eventually winning 12-9. Junior Yoshi Andersen lead the way for Harvard, accounting for seven of the Crimson's nine points with four goals and three assists.  

Harvard battled hard against top-ranked No. 9 Princeton but could not get a foothold in the game. The Tigers led wire-to-wire, with Harvard losing 12-6 after the final whistle. Andersen and Melissa Balding both registered two goals against Princeton in the loss.  

The Crimson is back in action tomorrow for a Sunday double-header. Harvard faces off against Villanova at 8:30 a.m. and close the weekend with a 11:30 a.m. duel with Iona.