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No. 12 Men's Water Polo Looks Toward NWPC Championship

Photo Credit: Gil Talbot
Photo Credit: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- In its fifth consecutive season of 20 or more wins, the No. 12 Harvard men's water polo team moves into post season play, competing in the Northeast Water Polo Conference Championship at Brown University this weekend, Nov. 16-18.

How To Follow
Where: Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center
Tournament Central Page
Bracket
Broadcast vs. Winner of game 2
Twitter: HarvardH2OPolo

Going into the weekend as the top-seed, the Crimson earned a bye from Friday competition and will face the winner of the Brown/MIT matchup on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. The winner of the Harvard vs Brown/MIT match will move on to the championship game, while the loser will compete for third place.

What to Know

  • The Crimson is looking for its third straight NWPC championship title.
  • Harvard finished 9-1 in conference play and 21-7 overall during the regular season.
  • Head Coach Ted Minnis has led the Crimson to five straight seasons with 20 or more wins.
  • Sophomore Dennis Blyashov leads the team with 74 goals and 36 assists.

Up Next

Depending on the outcome of the weekend, the Crimson may advance to the first round of the 2018 NCAA Championships with the location still to be determined. If Harvard concludes its season at Brown, the team and coaches will begin preparing for next season with 13 members expected to return for the 2019 campaign.

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