Andersen and the Crimson face last road trip before hosting Harvard Invite. (Justine Agaloos)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's water polo is on the road again this weekend, playing three matches at Bucknell's Kinney Natatorium. The Crimson opens the weekend against Mercyhurst, Saturday, Feb. 28 at 11:45 a.m. The road trip wraps up Sunday, March 1, against Bucknell at 9 a.m. and Hartwick at 2:15 p.m.
Last Time Out
The Crimson competed in the inaugural Ivy Championship last weekend. Harvard entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed and faced third-seeded Brown in the first game of the day. The Crimson and Bears were locked in a grueling defensive battle the entire game with Brown edging Harvard, 6-5.
Harvard returned to the pool later that day to take on Dartmouth in the third place matchup. The Crimson put on an all-around dominate performance, winning out 14-0 and taking home the bronze.
The Lakers will enter the weekend with a 2-2 overall record. Mercyhurst has victroies over Siena College and St. Francis – Brooklyn, scoring at least 14 goals in both games. The Lakers are led by freshman Kennedy Watson who has found the back of the net 11 times over four games.
Bucknell welcomes the Crimson holding a 5-1 record. The Bison opened the season with three straight victories before falling to Hartwick and bounced back with two more victories this past weekend. Bucknell has been held to single-digit scoring only once this season, in its lost to Hartwick. The Bison are led by juniors Hannah Sunday (19 goals) and Eleanor Marrs (16 goals and 13 assists).
Bucknell will be streaming its match up with Haravrd online. Click HERE to watch the action live.
The Hawks own a 7-10 overall record this season. Hartwick snapped a two-game losing streak with a 22-10 drubbing of Iona. The Hawks boast three student-athletes that have reached the 20 goal mark for the season, in Nicolina Mihajlovik (25), Katie McKenty (23) and Brittany Tait (20). Hartwick will face George Washington and Princeton before they meet Harvard on Sunday.