CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second time this season, the No. 22 Harvard women's polo team emerged from its home pool victorious against a higher-ranked opponent. Seniors Sami Strutner and Cleo Harrington led the Crimson (15-13, 2-2 CWPA) to an upset of No. 12 Hartwick, 12-10, in their final match at Blodgett Pool. Freshman Quinne Pursell registered two hat-tricks to lead Harvard on the day with seven goals as the Crimson fell to No. 9 Michigan (27-7, 5-0 CWPA), 12-7, in an early afternoon contest and defeated of the Hawks (27-9, 4-2 CWPA) for just the sixth time in program history.
- Quinne Pursell was the leading scorer on the day for Harvard, tallying seven goals.
- Kristen Hong netted a pair of goals in each contest.
- The Crimson scored five goals in the second and third quarters in it triumph over Hartwick.
- Cleo Harrington made 12 saves against Hartwick.
Harvard 7, Michigan 12
Mathilde Ribordy and Kristen Hong scored in the first quarter to keep the contest knotted at 2-2, but the Wolverines were able to pull away over the next two quarters and took the 12-7 decision. Hong scored again in the second frame and Pursell attempted to lead a comeback with a hat trick in the fourth quarter, but the effort was not enough.
Harvard 12, Hartwick 10
Trailing 3-1 after the first quarter, the Crimson offense came alive for five goals in the second period and again in the third, leading Harvard to the 12-10 victory. Pursell tallied a hat trick in third quarter and Hong sealed it with a goal in the fourth.
Game One vs. No. 9 Michigan
Game Two vs. No. 12 Hartwick