No. 18 Harvard (11-2) vs. No. 20 San Diego State (6-9)
Harvard vs. Chapman (3-7)
Harvard vs. CSUN (6-12)
Harvard vs. Redlands (2-8)
Harvard vs. Azusa Pacific (5-10)
Harvard vs. Santa Clara (4-8)
Harvard will take on nine opponents in six days (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 18 women's water polo will head to California for a nine-game road swing spanning March 12-19. Harvard will open up with a trio of games at the SDSU Aztec Invite before heading to Northridge for a pair of games. The Crimson will close out its trip with stops at the LMU Invitational and a doubleheader in Santa Barbara.
Last Time Out
The Crimson posted a 3-1 mark as it hosted the Harvard Invitational last weekend. Harvard opened the tournament on Saturday with a 17-4 win over Mercyhurst before falling, 12-8, to Princeton. The Crimson cruised in the final day of the invitational, storming past Siena, 16-5, and Fresno Pacific, 18-7.
Light It Up
Ten of 11 members of the squad notched a goal over the weekend, while seven student-athletes posted at least one multi-goal game.
Harrington collected her second CWPA Division I/II Defensive Player of the Week honors after stopping 22 shots over three games while adding in four assists at the Harvard Invitational.
Harvard posted its best record on its annual California road trip a season ago with a 5-3 record. Prior to last season, Harvard had never won more than three games during its West Coast tour.
Kristen Hong is the lone member of the Crimson to score at least one goal in all six games. Hong leads the team with 40 goals, including 15 over four games at the Harvard Invitational, and has registered 11 multi-goal efforts.
Hong landed on this week's edition of the Harvard Top 5 Plays of the Week.
When playing in the month of March, Harvard owns a 142-95 all-time record.
In the Ranks
Harvard earned its highest ranking ever in the CWPA poll Feb. 10, checking at No. 15.
Rank and File
The Crimson has defeated four top-25 opponents this season, a first in program history.
Scouting No. 20 San Diego State
The Aztecs stand at 6-9 on the season and will kick off their home slate by hosting the Aztec Invitational. All nine of the Aztecs loses this season have come at the hands of top-25 opponents.
The Panthers, who have won 14 games in each of the past three seasons, are 3-7 to start this season. Alison Quincy leads Chapman with 28 goals on the season, while Emily Fong is the lone other Panthers to notch double-digits with 17 scores.
Scouting No. 11 UC San Diego
The Tritons are 13-6 overall and have won six-straight contests. Alexis Weisseler tops the team with 42 goals and 30 steals. Reigning ACWPC Co-Player of the Year Courtney Miller has amassed 156 saves in net and surrendered double-digit goals in only four contests this season.
The Matadors are 6-12 with all 12 loses against top-25 teams. Sophomores Madeleine Sanchez and Amy Yule lead the charge with 37 and 24 goals, respectively.
After starting the season dropping its first eight games, Redlands notched back-to-back wins on its final day at the Claremont Convergence Tournament to bump to 2-6 on the season. The Bulldogs notched a 15-4 win over Caltech before downing Concordia, 18-11, tacking its first wins and double-digit scoring outputs of the season.
Scouting No. 15 Loyola Marymount
Loyola Marymount stands at 6-12 after facing a tough schedule as 15 of its first 18 opponents have been ranked within the top-25. The Lions have twice faced the No. 1 team in the land and eight top-10 opponents this season.
Scouting Santa Clara
The Broncos are 4-8 on the season, with a pair of wins over its past three games. Keither Wilbur is the winningest coach in Santa Clara water polo history in his 14th season.
Scouting UC Santa Barbara
The Gauchos are off to an 11-8 start and are riding a four-game win streak. Six of UC Santa Barbara's wins this season have been by four goals or less.
Aye Aye, Captain
Andersen and Eela Nagaraj will serve as captains for the 2016 season. Andersen has led the team in scoring in each of the past two seasons, while Nagaraj has been a steady force as an attacker.
Harvard will host its final game of the season March 24 against Hartwick. The game can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
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