No. 18 Women's Water Polo Swims Past George Washington, 18-4, in Regular Season Finale

Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot
Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot

Harvard earned its 17th straight win over the Colonials (Gil Talbot).

PRINCETON, N.J. – In its final regular game of the season, the No. 18 Harvard women's water polo team cruised past George Washington, 18-4, in CWPA action Sunday at DeNunzio Pool.

Cleo Harrington's first save of the game set the new single-season record and the sophomore finished with seven stops to up her total to 253 on the year before Sam Acker closed out the game with four saves. Kristen Hong and Yoshi Andersen led the offense with four goals each, while Charlotte Hendrix and Melissa Balding snapped a trio of scores.

Harvard's (22-8, 3-4 CWPA) attack exploded for six goals to open the game as Michelle Martinelli, Andersen, Zoe Osborne, Hong and Hendrix got on the board to put the Crimson ahead, 6-2, over George Washington (7-15, 0-6 CWPA).

Melissa Balding opened the second frame by finding the back of the net, while Andersen and Hong each roped back-to-back scores to further Harvard's lead to 11-2 at the break.

Harvard put up another five tallies on the board in the third to take a commanding 16-3 lead over the Colonials before Balding and Hendrix completed their hat ricks in the final frame to seal the win.

Harvard will have a weekend off before hosting the CWPA Championships April 29 – May 1.