Men's Water Polo
A few trainers look along as the men's water polo team listens to coach Ted Minnis.
Injuries in sports may be as inevitable as death and taxes, but the way these ailments are subsequently handled has the potential to define the strength of a team. Fortunately, at Harvard, there’s an app for that—or rather, dozens of medically-trained professionals dedicated to making sure that student-athletes can recover both safely and soundly.
Justice Shelton-Moseley took advantage of the big stage, as he delivered several game-changing plays at the Yale Bowl on Saturday, but several other Crimson athletes had performances that were just as commendable.
The No. 12 Harvard men’s water polo team took down Navy and No. 10 Brown in its final weekend of the season en route to third place in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Championships at MIT.
Although many Crimson supporters will be wholly focused upon “The Game” between the Harvard and Yale football teams this coming weekend, there are a few other Crimson squads that have competitions this weekend with major NCAA implications.
In a tournament filled with strong performances, the Harvard men’s water polo team came up just short when it counted most.
After winning all five games at the Santa Clara Bronco Invite last weekend, the Crimson recorded two victories on Saturday and one on Sunday at home to improve its winning streak to eight.
The Harvard men’s water polo team traveled across the country to California this weekend, where it swept the Santa Clara Bronco Invite tournament for the second consecutive year.
Joey Colton, shown here in previous action on Sept. 27, 2014, recorded a hat trick in Harvard’s first-ever Ivy League Championship title game Sunday, but the Crimson lost to No. 10 Brown. Earlier Sunday, Harvard broke a 15-game losing streak against Princeton with a 12-6 victory in the tournament’s semifinal.
The Harvard men’s water polo team extended a streak and snapped another before finishing second at the Ivy League Championships this weekend.
On a two-game road trip this past Sunday, the Harvard men’s water polo team (7-7, 4-3 CWPA) easily handled Connecticut College (0-8, 0-5), winning 16-7, but fell short at No. 12 Brown (13-3, 7-0), 16-12, in what amounted to a day of pretty familiar results.
Following a last-second loss on Saturday to St. Francis Brooklyn, Harvard swept Fordham and Iona on Sunday, 11-4 and 22-13, respectively.
After losing a close game to No. 13 Brown on Saturday, Harvard responded with dominant wins over Connecticut College on Saturday night and MIT on Sunday.
After falling to No. 5 Pacific and No. 11 Princeton, the Harvard men's water polo team capped its weekend with a win over Santa Clara at the Princeton Invitational.