Harvard and Brown wore special suits to raise awareness for breast cancer (Harvard Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard men's water polo team dropped an 11-4 decision to CWPA Northern Division and Ivy League rival Brown Saturday. The matchup was tabbed as the breast cancer awareness game and both teams wore special suits for the occasion. The game was also featured as part of the Harvard Student Rewards program and the first 50 Harvard students received free Crimson t-shirts.
Brown used a balance scoring attack to jump to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter. A backhand shot from Harvard's John Holland-McCowan made the score 4-1 after one quarter but Brown outscored the Crimson, 2-1, in the second to take a 6-2 advantage into halftime.
Harvard had a chance to cut into the Bears' lead with a Luka Babic penalty shot midway through the third but Walker Shockley made the save for Brown. Consecutive goals, including one on a penalty, by Brown's Svetozar Stefanovic increased the Bears' lead before Holland-McCowan added his second goal and Max Eliot converted a penalty shot to set the score at 8-4 entering the final frame.
Brown added three goals in the fourth quarter to come to the 11-4 final.
The Crimson remains at home next weekend as St. Francis (N.Y.), Connecticut College and Mercyhurst visit Blodgett Pool Oct. 15-16.