Crimson Begins Five-Game Home Stretch Against Connecticut College Thursday

Pictured: With four conference games remaining, the Crimson sits tied with Brown atop the CWPA Northern Division standings.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot

The Matchup:
Harvard returns home to Blodgett Pool to host Connecticut College in a CWPA Northern Division contest. The Crimson is tied with Brown at the top of the Northern Division standings with a 2-0 conference record, while the Camels are 1-0 in conference play. Harvard is 1-0 this season at home, having defeated MIT, 9-6, Sept. 16.

About Harvard:
The Crimson is hoping to snap a four-game losing streak after dropping four contests at the Claremont Convergence last weekend. Harvard fell to two ranked opponents in No. 14 Concordia, 11-6, and No. 20 Cal Baptist, 14-5, and also dropped games to Chapman, 9-4, and Pomona-Pitzer, 11-8. In conference play, Harvard has defeated MIT and Queens (N.Y.), 12-7. All of the Crimson’s remaining five contests will be played at Blodgett Pool, where the team is 1-0 this fall. With 21 goals, Egen Atkinson paces the Crimson in scoring, while Bret Voith is second with 16 tallies. Alex Thompson and Max Eliot have netted 15 goals apiece.

About Connecticut College:
The Camels, which are 0-4 on the season, have not played since losting at Fordham, 18-4, Sept. 26. Connecticut College placed 10th at the ECAC Championships earlier this season, losing to Harvard, 15-5, in the ninth-place game. Connor Matzinger paces the Camels with seven scores, while Clayton Witter has made 46 stops in net.

Down to the Wire:
With four conference games remaining on the season, Harvard owns a 2-0 record in conference play and is looking to grab a high seed at the Northern Division Championships, which the Crimson will host at Blodgett Pool Nov. 7-8.

Rookie Sensation:
Freshman Max Eliot has been named the Northern Division Rookie of the Week twice this season on Sept. 14 and Sept. 28.

Up Next:
The Crimson remains at home to welcome Brown Saturday, and Iona Sunday. Harvard will then host Fordham in the Crimson’s final Northern Division game of the year Saturday, Oct. 17, before facing St. Francis (N.Y.) in the regular-season finale Sunday, Oct. 18.