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CAMBRIDGE, Mass./PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The No. 12-ranked Princeton University women’s water polo team defeated hosts No. 21 Harvard University, 10-6, and No. 25 Brown University, 12-10, to cap off a perfect 10-0 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III regular season schedule.

Facing Harvard at Blodgett Pool in Cambridge, Mass., to start the New England swing, Shanna Davidson put the Tigers up 3-2 over the Crimson after eight minutes of play. Tallies from Olivia Krotts and Kaila Carroll gave head coach Derek Ellingson‘s squad a 5-2 lead entering halftime.

After Harvard commenced the scoring in the second half, the Tigers answered back with goals from Davidson and Ava Houlahan to open a four-goal lead. Kayla Yelensky scored twice in the final frame to give herself a hat trick.

Yelensky (three), Davidson (two), Houlahan (two), Carroll, Krotts and Charlotte Riches combined for Princeton’s offense against Harvard.

In Providence, R.I., at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center, Princeton put a bow on its perfect CWPA regular season by hibernating the Bears of Brown.

Carroll scored twice to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead over the Bears after one stanza of action. Carroll notched her third goal of the game to start the second quarter and Princeton added four more tallies to take a 9-5 halftime lead.

Each team scored a goal in the third frame and Brown managed to close the gap to 11-8 in the last stanza, but a Meera Burghardt goal put the game out of reach.

Carroll (four), Yelensky (two), Burghardt (two), Houlahan, Riches, Kate Mallery and Ally Lurie combined for Princeton’s offense in downing the Bears.

Information courtesy Princeton University Athletics Communications

Collegiate Water Polo Association