No. 10 Men’s Water Polo Falls Short Against Loyola Marymount

No. 10 Men’s Water Polo Falls Short Against Loyola Marymount

Senior Noah Harrison notched four goals against the Lions, marking his 11th hat trick of the season (Gil Talbot).

SANTA CLARA, Calif.
– No. 10 Harvard men's water polo opened play at the Rodeo Tournament in Southern California with a tough one-goal loss to No. 20 Loyola Marymount on Friday. The Crimson fell after the Lions scored in the final minute of play to secure the 14-13 victory.

Harvard's four-game win streak came to an end as it moved to 16-4 on the season. The Crimson will return to action tomorrow with matches against No. 9 UC Davis and Fresno Pacific, before closing out the tournament against No. 20 Santa Clara Sunday.

The Crimson remained in a deadlock throughout the contest as neither team was able to break the game open. Harvard trailed, 8-6, after the first half of play but managed to cut the deficit to one (11-10) at the conclusion of the third period.

Senior Noah Harrison recorded his fourth goal of the game in the final frame to draw even with Loyola Marymount at 13-13. The Lions, however, were able to strike last and hold on for the one-goal win.

Senior Dan Stevens, along with freshmen Austin Sechrest and Charlie Owens collected multiple goals with two, each. Senior Joey Colton paced the Crimson offense with four assists on the day.

Defensively, sophomore goaltender Anthony Ridgley tallied four saves in net. Harrison led Harvard with three steals, while Colton added two swipes and a field block.