No. 7 Women’s Water Polo to Host Harvard on ESPNU Sunday
Riding its 10-game undefeated start to the year, the No. 7 Princeton women’s water polo team will host Harvard (7-2) live on ESPNU Sunday, Mar. 2 at 11 a.m. at DeNunzio Pool.
Admission is free and the contest marks the Tigers’ home finale for the 2014 season. Free rally towels will be provided for all in attendance and free pizza for all students.
Last Time Out:
• Princeton swept its third straight tournament, going 3-0 at the MAAC/CWPA Crossover at Harvard from Feb. 22-23.
• The Tigers topped Siena, 15-7, and for the second time this season Princeton earned victories over Wagner, 14-8, and Iona, 13-5.
• The tournament closed out a seven-game road swing for the Tigers.
• The road awaits the Tigers for the remainder of the season, beginning with a three-game slate at the Harvard Invitational from Mar. 8-9.
• In its second trip to Cambridge, Mass. in two weeks, Princeton will face No. 19 Hartwick, No. 18 Santa Clara and Iona for the third time.
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Rigler Earns Player of the Week Honors:
• For the third straight week a Tiger collected CWPA Southern Division weekly honors, as senior Katie Rigler earned Player of the Week accolades.
• It was the first award of the year and seventh of the three-time All-America’s career.
• She is coming off an eight-goal and seven-steal weekend at the MAAC/CWPA Crossover, including a pair of hat tricks and a career-high five steal effort versus Siena.
• Rigler leads the Tiger offense with 20 goals, adding 11 steals, six assists and two blocks.
Coffey Picks Up First Win:
• Junior goalie CeCe Coffey earned her first career victory behind her four-save complete game performance versus Siena.
• She added two steals in the Tigers’ 15-7 win on Feb. 22.
Trending Now: The Tigers are outscoring opponents 116-54.
• Princeton moves up two spots to No. 7 in the Varsity Top 20 with 64 points. The Tigers are tied for seventh with CSU Northridge.
• The Orange and Black also maintain its stance as the top-ranked team in the CWPA Top 10 Poll with 98 points.
• Harvard heads to Princeton behind a 7-2 record and a three-game winning streak.
• The Crimson went 3-1 at the MAAC/CWPA Crossover, topping Iona, Siena and Villanova after falling to Wagner.
• Princeton will be the first ranked opponent in 2014 for Harvard.
• The defense is guided by veteran Ariel Dukes’ 52 saves and five steals spanning the first nine outings, while the offense is paced by Yoshi Andersen and Shayna Price’s 23 goals apiece.
All-Time vs. Harvard:
• Princeton owns the all-time series versus Harvard, 29-1.
• The Tigers are a perfect 16-0 when playing the Crimson at home.