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No. 11 Men's Water Polo Set for Three Road Tests

No. 11 Men's Water Polo Set for Three Road Tests

Coming off a bye week, Harvard looks to jump back into the action with three road tests.

Matchup
Date
Time
Venue
Video
Series
Last Meeting
Streak 

T-11 Harvard vs. T-11 Princeton
Sept. 30, 2017
7 p.m.
DeNunzio Pool
Ivy League Network
Harvard trails, 16-28
      W, 14-13 (Nov. 19, 2016)
W1

Matchup

Date
Time
Venue
Series
Last Meeting
Streak 

No. 11 Harvard vs. No. 16 St. Francis (N.Y.)
Oct. 1, 2017
10 a.m.
SFC Aquatics Center
Harvard trails, 12-32
      W, 11-9 (Nov. 5, 2016)
W1

Matchup
Date
Time
Venue
Series
Last Meeting
Streak 

No. 11 Harvard vs. Iona
Oct. 1, 2017
2:30 p.m.
Hynes Pool
Harvard leads, 35-19
      W, 17-7 (Nov. 6, 2016)
W7

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 11 Harvard men's water polo team will face three road tests this weekend, at No. 11 Princeton on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. and at No. 16 St. Francis (N.Y.) and at Iona on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively. The Princeton game will air of the Ivy League Network.   

Last Time Out
Harvard did not play any games this past weekend, but previously went 3-0 against Salem International, Gannon and George Washington at the Bison Invite hosted by Bucknell.  

Scouting Harvard
Harvard is 8-2 this season, having won its last eight contests in a row. Sophomore Austin Sechrest currently leads the Crimson with 24 goals, followed closely by junior Nick Bunn and freshman Dennis Blysahov who have 21 each. Six members of the Crimson are in the double-digits for steals, with junior Nathan Ondracek leading the way with 13. In goal, junior Anthony Ridgley has secured 55 saves on the season, while sophomore Nikhil Suri has made 31.

Scouting Princeton
The Tigers are 9-3 this season, and 4-1 at home in DeNunzio Pool. Princeton is coming off a close 15-14 win over No. 13 UC San Diego. Senior Jordan Colina scored the game-winner against the Tritons, with 12 seconds left on the game clock.

Scouting St. Francis (N.Y.)
St. Francis is 2-5 so far this season, earning two victories in the last two games against Navy and Bucknell at the Princeton Invitational. Against Navy, the Terriers secured thirteen points, their highest total this season. Senior Tucker Angelo led the way for the Terriers, with three goals.

Scouting Iona
Iona is 3-6 to start the season and 1-1 at home. The last time out, the Gaels lost to Wagner, 12-9. Senior Andrew Judge led the way for Iona, scoring three goals while fellow senior Marc Stauble and sophomore Quinn Lloyd each scored two goals of their own.

About Harvard
The Friends of Harvard Water Polo Head Coach, Ted Minnis, enters his eighth season at the helm of Crimson water polo after completing his most successful season to date. Minnis became the winningest coach in Harvard men's water polo history when Harvard defeated Johns Hopkins in last year's Bruno Classic. He now boasts a total of 133 victories with the Crimson.

The Crimson finished 27-7 during the 2016 season, including the team's first NCAA tournament appearance, having earned a spot in the final four. Harvard went 7-3 in conference play and defeated Brown for the team's first NWPC Championship title.

What's Next?
The Crimson will compete in back-to-back contests on Oct. 7, first hosting Brown at 10 a.m. before traveling to MIT for an 8 p.m. showdown. The first game will be available on the Ivy League Network.

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