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Men's Water Polo Upsets No. 14 St. Francis

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The Harvard men's water polo team cruised past No. 14 St. Francis, 14-11, to snap a 16-game losing streak against the Terriers that dates back to 2002.

This is the first time since 2002 that St. Francis has lost at the SFC Aquatics Center.

Noah Harrison
led the Crimson with five goals, while Joey Colton, Viktor Wrobel and Blake Lee chipped in two goals apiece to knock off the Terriers.  Teammates Ben Zepfel, John Holland-McCowan and Max Murphy all contributed one goal to round out the scoring.

Harvard found the back of the net two times in the opening frame to end the first quarter trailing by one. Both teams added four goals in the second to keep the Terriers ahead by one at the half.

The third frame proved to be the difference for the Crimson, which outscored St. Francis, 6-3 to take a two-goal lead heading into the final minutes of the game. The Crimson held a 2-1 advantage in the final frame to lock up the win.

Defensively, Harrison, Murphy and Colton all registered two steals. In the goal, Colin Woolway tallied four saves while Jimmy Field stopped three. 

The Crimson improves to 4-8 overall and 2-1 in the CWPA Northern Division.

Harvard returns to action next weekend for its first games of the season at Blodgett Pool where they will take on Connecticut College, Brown and MIT.
 

Goals
Harrison, 5
Colton, 2
Wrobel, 2
Lee, 2
Zepfel
Holland-McCowan
Murphy

Assists
Lee, 2
Fluegge
Stevens
Woolway

Steals
Harrison, 2
Murphy, 2
Colton, 2
Lee
Wrobel
Holland-McCowan
Fluegge

Saves
Woolway, 4
Field, 3