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Crimson Falls to Redlands at MIT Invite, 15-7

Photo of Dan Furman courtesy DSPics.com.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Seven different Harvard players found the back of the net, but the Crimson men's water polo team fell to Redlands, 15-7, Sunday afternoon on the second and final day of the MIT Invitational. 

Harvard (0-3) jumped out to an early 2-1 lead, but Redlands (2-2) enjoyed a 15-4 advantage in ejections drawn, enabling the Bulldogs to grab a 9-3 advantage on the scoreboard at the half. 

Egen Atkinson, Alex Thompson, Max Eliot, Dan Furman, Jeff Lee, Bret Voith and Kevin DiSilvestro supplied the Crimson offense with a goal apiece.  Nikhil Balaraman turned aside seven Bulldog shots and made five steals in net.

"We have a lot of options on offense, and when it works, our attack is really good," said Harvard head coach Erik Farrar.  "We just need to find a way to play a little better defense and have it work for 32 minutes.  "I'm encouraged, but we have some work to do."

Harvard is back in action next weekend at the Princeton Invitational Sept. 12-13.  The Crimson will play George Washington and No. 11 Princeton Saturday, followed by No. 15 Santa Clara and Fordham Sunday.