DAVIS, Calif. — In its first contest of five on the West Coast, the No. 18-ranked Harvard University women’s water polo team was stumped by No. 11 the University of California-Davis in a 10-7 decision. The Crimson moves to 12-3 on the season.
In rematch contest against UC-Davis following an 11-10 loss by the Crimson on March 3 at home during the Harvard Invitational, the Aggies’ Alyson Clague notched the first score of the game before Kristen Hong capitalized on a man up advantage with a counter goal. Junior Sofia Carerra-Justiz continued the Crimson’s scoring drive in the second period with another six-on-five conversion followed by back-to-back-to-back goals from Hong, Grace Thawley and Olivia Price to move into the final half leading by one.
The third quarter saw a strong defense from both sides only allowing one goal each for the 7-6 mark, Harvard in the lead. With more than six minutes left on the clock the Aggies added to their score column, as the Harvard struggled to break through the defense in falling by three goals.
Overall, Hong collected two assistss and added three to her collection of career goals with only nine away from the 250-career milestone.
Goalie Zoe Banks collected seven assists and a steal in suffering the loss.
Release courtesy Harvard University Athletics Communications