The No. 19 Harvard men's water polo team saw two things end this weekend--a chance at the ECAC championships and its impressive 11-game winning streak.
No. 13 St. Francis halted the roll the Crimson was on, topping Harvard, 15-9, Saturday at the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) weekend at UMass-Amherst.
The Crimson (17-8, 7-3 CWPA) split its four games at UMass, losing to St. Francis and defeating Fordham, 13-7, and Connecticut College, 11-0, on Saturday, and falling 12-7 to Queens College on Sunday.
Harvard's strong showings against Connecticut and Fordham had been expected, however, the challenge for the Crimson was the other matches and it fell a little short.
The Crimson started the weekend at a definite disadvantage. The UMass pool is considerably smaller than the 20 by 30-meter regulation size Harvard is accustomed to. The smaller pool catered to Harvard's opponents' style of play, a faster and much more physical game.
The Crimson ran into trouble in the third quarter in its losses against St. Francis and Queens.
Harvard was ahead of St. Francis, 4-3, after the first quarter, but fell behind, 7-5, after the second.
The Terriers then launched a four-goal assault on the Crimson in the first four minutes of the third quarter.
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