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Freshmen Lead Men's Water Polo Past Cal Lutheran, 13-5

Harvard will look to continue its winning ways Saturday against a pair of ranked opponents (Photo courtesy: Harvard Athletic Communications).

PRINCETON, N.J. – A pair of freshmen led the way as the Harvard men's water polo team topped California Lutheran, 13-5, at the Princeton Invitational Friday night.

Rookie Blake Lee paced the offense with five goals and classmate Ben Zepfel added two goals as the Crimson improved to 3-1 on the season. The Kingsmen dropped their season opener to fall to 0-1.

Harvard jumped out to a huge first half lead as the team outscored California Lutheran by three goals in each of the first two periods to take a 9-3 advantage into the break.

The defense carried the team the rest of the way as Harvard had 10 steals, while Jimmy Field and Colin Woolway both made four saves in net to limit the Kingsmen to just five goals in the game and two in the second half.

Harvard returns to action tomorrow with a doubleheader against No. 16 Princeton at 3 p.m. and No. 3 California at 8 p.m. 

Goals
Roller
Fluegge
Ramsey
Clement
Zepfel 2
Lee 5
Murphy
Harrison

Assists 
Roller 2
Zepfel
Novis
Ramsey
Murphy
Harrison 2
Field

Steals
Roller
Fluegge 2
Zepfel
Holland-McCowan
Ramsey 2
Rule 2
Harrison

Saves 
Field 4
Woolway 4