Harvard Downs Connecticut College, 15-5; Finishes Ninth at ECAC Championships

Pictured: Sophomore Mike Katzer tallied two goals in the victory.
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PRINCETON, N.J. --The Harvard men's water polo team defeated Connecticut College, 15-5, Sunday morning, as the Crimson finished ninth at the 2009 ECAC Championships held at DeNunzio Pool.

Harvard's offense jumped on the Camels early, opening a 4-1 lead after the first quarter of action.  The Crimson continued to push offensively and cruised to its third victory of the season.

Alexandre Popp started in goal and turned aside 10 shots for the victory.  Kevin DiSilvestro had a team-best four goals, while Egen Atkinson, Mike Katzer and Alex Thompson netted two goals apeice.  Max Eliot, Luka Babic, John Kolb, Bret Voith and Evan Zepfel chipped in with a tally each.

Up next, the Crimson (3-8) will look to improve to 2-0 in the Northern Division standings when the team visits Queens (N.Y.) Saturday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m.