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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.
No. 10 Harvard Men’s water polo went three for three on the weekend, defeating east coast opponents No. 17 George Washington and Chapman on Saturday, and No. 16 Bucknell on Sunday at the annual Princeton Invite. The Crimson had a dominating Saturday performance, outscoring George Washington and Chapman by a combined total of 13 goals. Competition was tighter on Sunday as Harvard edged out Bucknell by only one goal.
On Saturday, the Crimson hardly felt at home, dropping two games. But Harvard rebounded on Sunday with two wins to finish out the tournament.
After two-straight years of all-California men’s water polo NCAA semifinals, the Northeast is crashing the party. And it’s doing so in style.
With 55 seconds left in the second overtime and down one point, captain Joey Colton connected with freshman Austin Sechrest to even the score and force a sudden death overtime. Minutes later, the Crimson would strike again to clinch its first ever NCAA championship win on Saturday.
Colton has not only led his team to its best record since 2001, but also has steered been a key to the program’s first ever NCAA berth, which the team obtained after clinching the NWPC this past weekend.