No. 18 Women’s Water Polo Concludes Princeton Invite with Victory over No. 17 Wagner

Sofia Carrera-Justiz Action Shot
Photo Courtesy of Jeanie Wahl

PRINCETON, N.J. – The No. 18 Harvard women's water polo team moved to 10-1 on the season after a 9-6 victory over No. 17 Wagner on day two of the Princeton Invite.

Senior captain Sofia Carrera-Justiz led the Crimson in scoring, finding the back of the net three times. Carrera-Justiz, sophomore Inde Halligan and first-year Brooke Hourigan each recorded two assists, while Halligan and Hourigan also notched one steal in the match. In goal, sophomore Zoe Banks made 11 saves, achieving her second highest save total so far this season.

The Crimson got out to an early lead in the match, going up 5-3 after the first. Banks stayed strong in net, not allowing Wagner to score more than one goal in each quarter for the rest of the match. Despite slowing down the pace, Banks' solid performance in the second half and Carrera-Justiz's two goals in the second and third quarters, allowed Harvard to hold on for the eventual 9-6 victory.

Harvard Highlights

  • Junior Quinne Pursell is now on a seven-game goal streak.
  • Carrera-Justiz has totaled 156 career assists, with 17 so far this season, a mark that is two shy of the second most in program history.

Up Next
The Crimson will be back in action March 7-8 at Blodgett Pool for the Harvard Invite. Harvard is set to face LIU and Marist on Saturday, with action concluding on Sunday against Cal State East Bay. All Harvard Invite matches will be broadcast on ESPN+.