Men's Water Polo
For the second straight day, the Harvard men’s water polo team found itself locked in a tight battle against another ranked team late in the fourth quarter. The result would determine whether the squad would emerge from the weekend Invite with a winning record.
The Crimson hoped to repeat its 3-0 triumph from last weekend, but fell short against the Bears, registering its first conference loss of the season.
Co-captain Harrison Tafur separated his AC joint during the summer prior to his final season. The senior rehabilitated himself, assumed a leadership role, and helped lead men's water polo to a quarterfinal appearance in the NCAA tournament.
The rookie attacker has amassed 88 goals this year and claimed four Rookie of the Week awards in his conference.
Freshman 2-meter Jackson Enright shoots against Iona earlier this year, who the team dispatched easily again this weekend in the first of three Harvard wins. Now the Crimson will look to go far into the NCAA tournament last year and match its performance when the team won its way to the Final Four.
No. 14 men’s water polo went a perfect 2-0 on the weekend, pulling out two victories in two very close games. Saturday afternoon, the Crimson defeated No. 15 Brown 11-10 in overtime. Its success rolled over into the second game of the day, defeating crosstown rival MIT 10-8. Harvard improved its record to 11-4 this season and 3-2 in conference play.
The No. 11 Harvard men’s water polo team's eight-game streak went south, as the Crimson dropped two close contests against Princeton and St. Francis, each by two goals. Harvard ended the weekend on a high note by soundly defeating Iona, finishing the weekend 1-2.