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Crimson Welcomes Brown, Iona to Blodgett Pool for Key Northern Division Matchups

Pictured: Jeff Lee netted a hat trick against Connecticut College Thursday evening.
Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot

CWPA Northern Division Standings

The Matchup:
Harvard hosts Brown and Iona in crucial CWPA Northern Division games this weekend, as the Crimson takes on the Bears Saturday and the Gaels Sunday. The Crimson boasts a 3-0 record in Northern Division contests, while the Bears are also undefeated at 2-0. The Gaels enter the weekend with a 1-0 conference mark.

About Harvard:
After playing four games at the Claremont Convergence last weekend, the Crimson, which own a 3-0 record at Blodgett Pool this fall, returned home to face Connecticut College Thursday. Harvard topped the Camels, 13-4, behind a four-goal effort by Kevin DiSilvestro and a hat trick by Jeff Lee. In conference play, Harvard has also defeated MIT and Queens
(N.Y.). With 22 goals, Egen Atkinson paces the Crimson in scoring, while Alex Thomspn stands second with 17 goals to his credit.

About Brown:
The Bears, who are receiving votes in this week’s national poll, have earned victories over CWPA Northern Division opponents MIT and Fordham to own a 2-0 conference record entering Saturday. Earlier this year, Brown finished fourth place at the ECAC Championships after defeating MIT during the tournament. Brown will face Iona at Blodgett Pool Sunday
at 10 a.m.

About Iona:
The Gaels are hoping to snap a three-game losing streak entering this weekend’s action. Iona edged out Queens (N.Y.), 14-13, for a conference victory Sept. 23, but dropped three of four games at the Lancer Invitational in California Sept. 25-26. The Gaels fell to Brown, 20-14,
at the Princeton Invitational Sept. 11. Before facing the Bears and Crimson Sunday, Iona visits MIT Saturday at 7 p.m.

Harvard Sweep:
Senior co-captain Egen Atkinson was named the Northern Division Player of the Week Tuesday, while freshman Max Eliot took home his third Northern Division Rookie of the Week.

Up Next:
Harvard will host Fordham in the Crimson’s final Northern Division game of the year Saturday, Oct. 17, before facing St. Francis (N.Y.) in the regular-season finale Sunday, Oct. 18. The team will remain at Blodgett Pool, as Harvard will serve as host of the upcoming Northern Division
Championships Nov. 7-8.