Harvard University Falls to No. 20 Princeton University & Bests Bucknell University at Princeton Invitational
PRINCETON, N.J. -- In the first day of the Princeton Invitational, the Harvard University women's water polo team came out with a win over Bucknell University, 14-5, before falling to No. 20 Princeton University, 9-6, to earn a 1-1 split.
In the opener, the Crimson rode a powerful second quarter, after being tied 2-2 through one frame, to take down Bucknell (0-1). Harvard (2-2) scored four times in the second, while surrendering one score, to take a 6-3 lead into halftime.
After a tight third period, the Crimson once again dominated the Bison, 4-0, in the fourth to cruise to victory.
The Crimson played well against No. 20 Princeton (1-0), keeping the game close throughout the contest, but ultimately fell, 9-6.
Princeton won each of the first three periods by one goal, as the Tigers scored the lone goal in the first and outscored Harvard 3-2 and 4-3 in the second and third, respectively.
In the fourth, Princeton's defense stayed strong and only allowed one Crimson tally to shut down any attempt at a Harvard rally.
Release courtesy Harvard Athletic Communications