Men's Water Polo Falls to Third-Place Game at CWPA Northern Division Championship

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard men's water polo team dropped an 18-9 decision to Brown Saturday night moving the Crimson to tomorrow's third-place game at the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division Championship. 

Earlier, the Crimson beat MIT, 11-10 in overtime, to advance to the semifinal with Brown. Harvard has already secured a spot at the CWPA Eastern Championship because the Crimson will finish in no worse than fourth place.

Max Murphy and Mike Katzer had their second multiple-goal games of the day as each netted two scores. Evan Zepfel also added two goals in the loss. 

Alexandre Popp, who made 13 saves in Harvard first round win over MIT, had another 13-save performance. Popp also contributed two assists in the nightcap.

Harvard will meet No. 4 seed Iona  in the tournament's third-place game tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. The Gaels downed the Crimson, 13-4, on Sept. 24 in the teams' lone meeting this season.

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