CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The 2009 schedule for the Harvard men’s water polo team has been released by head coach Erik Farrar. The Crimson is slated to play eight dual regular-season games and compete in four tournaments, including the MIT Invitational, the Princeton Invitational, the ECAC Championship and the Claremont Convergence.
After opening with a home exhibition against Metro-Boston Sept. 4, the Crimson will play four games at the MIT Invitational Sept. 5-6 and four other contests at the Princeton Invitational Sept. 12-13. Harvard will then face MIT in its first regular season home game of the season Sept. 17. A day later, the Crimson heads to Princeton, N.J., for the two-day ECAC Championship.
On Sept. 26, Harvard visits Queens (N.Y.) before flying to California for the Claremont Convergence Oct. 1-2. The team will have six days off before resuming action with a five-game homestand beginning with Connecticut College Oct. 8. Harvard will also welcome Brown Oct. 10, Iona Oct. 11, Fordham Oct. 17 and St. Francis (N.Y.) Oct. 24. The team closes out the regular season with a quick trip to MIT Oct. 25.
Harvard will host the Northern Division Championships at Blodgett Pool Nov. 8-9 and will look to earn a berth at the Eastern Championships, scheduled for Nov. 20-22 at MIT.
Last fall, the Crimson finished fourth in the Northern Division with a 3-4 record and boasted an overall mark of 5-12. Harvard placed sixth at the Northern Division Championships.
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