Men's Water Polo
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The Harvard men's water polo team earned third place at the Ivy Championships after losing a triple-overtime nail-biter to Brown, followed by a win over Dartmouth.
To say the Harvard men’s water polo team’s loss to Brown on Sunday morning was close would be an understatement.
The Crimson, shown here in earlier action, recorded a 12-10 win over crosstown rivals MIT on Wednesday night.
In a close matchup between the cross-town rivals, the Crimson and the Engineers were tied with nine goals apiece going into the fourth period.
Despite coming away with a win in its second game of the weekend after losing to No. 13 Brown in the first, Harvard struggled on the defensive end and came away unsatisfied with its results.
The weekend was a mixed result with the Crimson splitting the four games that it played.
Harvard turned it around to win both games and emerge with a split 2-2 record for the tournament.
Junior 2-meter Ben Zepfel, shown above in previous action, notched four goals on Sunday to lead Harvard past Bucknell. The team went 3-0 on the weekend.
The Harvard men’s water polo team started its season off on a high note this weekend, winning all three of its games at the Princeton Invitational and living up to its ranking as the 19th-best team in the country.
After finishing the 2013 campaign on a strong note, the Crimson will look to carry its momentum into the new season.
This year, Harvard looks to capitalize on the momentum from the second half of the 2013 campaign.
With its late-season surge, Harvard seized the regular season conference title and finished its 2013 campaign with an overall record of 18-14 and a home record of 7-1 at Blodgett.
Instead of returning to Cambridge for senior fall, Nathan Clement and Alex Velez-Green made the decision to trek across an entire continent.
Seniors Nathan Clement and Alex Velez-Green put off their last fall semester to travel from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa.