Players battle for the ball in Friday's game between Harvard and MIT (photo courtesy of Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Another tough second period and a strong defensive showing by Mercyhurst Saturday led the Harvard men's water polo team to another defeat at the ECAC Championships at Blodgett Pool, 11-3, to the Lakers.
Harvard stayed close after Mercyhurst struck first in the opening period, tying the game at 1-1 before Mercyhurst took a 3-2 lead at the end of the period. The Crimson's offense would go cold, though, mustering just one more goal for the rest of the game. The Lakers took advantage, pulling away by scores of 6-3 at halftime and 10-3 at the end of the third period.
Harvard will face the 12th-seeded Washington & Jefferson Presidents at 9 a.m. Sunday in the ECAC Championships 11th place game.