Conference Action Continues As Men's Water Polo Travels to Connecticut College Saturday

Conference Action Continues As Men's Water Polo Travels to Connecticut College Saturday

Harvard looks to extend its win streak to five this weekend (Photo Courtsey: Gil Talbot). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's water polo continue Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Division play Saturday, as the team heads to Connecticut College to face the Camels for the second time in two weeks.

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About Harvard
For the first time in program history, Harvard sits atop of the CWPA Northern Division after playing each opponent once. Harvard enters the weekend with a four-game winning streak and a 5-1 CWPA Northern Division record. 

Last Time Out
The Crimson opened its home slate last weekend with three games against Connecticut College, Brown and MIT. Harvard handily defeated Connecticut College, 16-3 before snapping a 15 game losing streak against the Brown Bears that dates back to 2006. The team capped the weekend off with a, 13-10, win over MIT to post a perfect 3-0 record.

Related Link: Men's Water Polo Sweeps Connecticut, Brown and MIT To Run Win Streak to Four

Offensive Outbursts
The Crimson has buried 215 goals in its 15 games so far this season. Eleven different players have contributed three or more goals while six players have tallied double digit scoring. Noah Harrison leads the way with 32 goals while Ben Zepfel (25 goals), Blake Lee (19 goals), Viktor Wrobel (17 goals) and Dan Stevens (16 goals) round out the top five offensive forces for the Crimson.

Protecting the Net
Colin Woolway has anchored the Crimson defense this season. The Pasadena, Calif., native has tallied six assists, eight steals and 94 saves in 15 games.  He contributed four saves against Brown to give Harvard its first win against the Bears since 2006.

Weekly Accolades
Harvard has earned seven CWPA weekly awards so far this season. Woolway has earned CWPA Defensive Player of the Week for three consecutive weeks while Harrison has been tabbed Player of the Week twice. Wrobel was named CWPA Rookie of the Week after finding the back of the net eight times last weekend highlighted by a five-goal performance against MIT.

Related Link: Harvard Men's Water Polo Sweeps CWPA Weekly Awards 

All-Time Against Connecticut College
Harvard remains undefeated against Connecticut College.  The two teams have met 19 times in program history with the most recent being last weekend at Blodgett Pool.  The Crimson cruised past Connecticut College, 16-3. Eight players found the back of the cage while Woolway and Jimmy Fields split time in the goal, each contributing five saves in the win.

Scouting Connecticut College
The Camels enter the weekend looking to snap a nine-game losing streak. Connecticut College sits at 1-10 and recently dropped matches to Harvard, 16-3, and MIT, 23-3 to run its losing streak to nine straight games.  Offensively the Camels are led by sophomore Carlos Heros (26 goals) and Robert Spencer (20 goals) while Dan Albers has tallied 93 saves in goal.

Up Next
Harvard continues CWPA Northern Division play next weekend as the team travels to Providence R.I., to take on Brown for the third time this season.