Crimson Defense Stands Tall in 8-4 Loss to Fordham

Crimson Defense Stands Tall in 8-4 Loss to Fordham

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Crimson men's water polo team put forth a solid defensive effort against Fordham, but Harvard fell to the Rams 8-4, on the second day of competition at the ECAC Championships, held at DeNunzio Pool.

After Fordham jumped out to a 4-1 lead, the Crimson battled back to pull within one score, 4-3, but the Rams tallied four of the next five goals to pull away.  Harvard finished the game 0-for-7 on 6-on-5 chances and was successful on 4-of-25 shot attempts.  "We did an adequate job defensively, allowing Fordham to score only eight goals," said Harvard head coach Erik Farrar.  "However, we did not do an adequate job on the offensive side of the ball."

Luka Babic tallied two goals, while Egen Atkinson and Jeff Lee had a marker apiece.  Alexandre Popp played in goal, making nine saves.

The Crimson (2-8) will play either George Washington or Connecticut College in the ninth-place matchup Sunday at 9:30 a.m.