A week after officially beginning Northern Division play, the No. 19 Harvard men's water polo team traveled to Princeton with an eye toward proving it could also tangle with the best of the Southern Division.
The team left with its most compelling argument yet for being able to play with the best in the East.
Although the Crimson (8-5) fell to No. 17 Princeton, 9-7, on Saturday, the team rebounded with its most important win in recent years, a 6-5 triumph over the No. 16 US Naval Academy.
"From what I know of Harvard lore, this may have been this biggest win for us in 10 years," said sophomore driver Mike Masterson.
The win capped off a 3-1 weekend at the North-South Water Polo Challenge for Harvard, which also included comfortable wins over Salem-Teikyo and George Washington.
Harvard 6, Navy 5
The junior two-meter responded with the game of his career. He led Harvard with a hat trick, including the game winner with just over 90 seconds remaining.
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