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Men’s Water Polo 1-1 During Day One of Princeton Invitational

Max Eliot led the Crimson with five goals against George Washington (Gil Talbot).

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard men’s water polo team is 1-1 after Saturday’s action at the Princeton Invitational in Princeton, N.J. The Crimson opened the day with an overtime win over George Washington, 14-13, before falling to No. 17 Princeton, 13-2, in the nightcap to move its record to 2-2 on the young season.

Harvard broke out to a 11-6 lead through three periods against George Washington, but was outscored 6-1 in the final frame to force overtime. The Crimson blanked the Colonials, 1-0, in the first overtime and tied, 1-1, in the second overtime to top GW, 13-12. Max Eliot netted the game winner with 1:36 left in the second overtime.

Eliot led Harvard’s offense with five goals, while Kevin DiSilvestro and Mike Katzer each added two.

The Crimson offense, which was averaging over 11 goals per game entering the contest, was stymied by No. 17 Princeton. The Tigers handled Harvard, 13-2.

Princeton, who opened its season Friday night, won its third game in as many tries in its home pool.

The Crimson will conclude the Princeton Invitational with two matches tomorrow. Harvard will face Johns Hopkins at 9:10 a.m. and see Fordham at 12:40 p.m.