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Harvard Splits Opening Games of California Road Trip

Co-captain Luka Babic (pictured) scored four goals for the Crimson in Friday's opening game against Occidental College (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Behind four goals from co-captain Luka Babic, the Harvard men's water polo team defeated Occidental College Friday, 12-8, in its first game of the Claremont Convergence Tournament before falling to No. 18 Pomona-Pitzer, 10-9, in the nightcap.

Senior Jeff Lee had three scores and three assists, and senior co-captain Bret Voith chipped in two goals, two helpers and three takeaways to lead the Crimson (5-8, 0-2 Collegiate Water Polo Association) to its second-straight victory. Junior goalie Alexandre Popp made eight saves and had an assist in the game to help lead his team to victory.

Harvard led 5-3 after the first period, and posted a 3-1 scoring advantage in the second period to double up the Tigers at 8-4 by halftime. The Crimson fell to the No. 18-ranked Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens later Friday night, 10-9.

Harvard returns to action Saturday with two more Claremont Convergence Tournament games, first against Caltech at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and then a nightcap against host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 9:20 p.m. EST.

vs. Occidental

Goals   No.
Babic   4
Lee   3
Voith   2
Eliot   1
Katzer   1
Zepfel   1
     
Assists   No.
Lee   3
Babic   2
Voith   2
Eliot   1
Popp   1
     
Steals   No.
Voith   3
Clement   1
Lee   1
O'Hara   1
Thompson   1
     
Saves   No.
Popp   8

vs. No. 18 Pomona-Pitzer

Goals   No.
Voith   3
Babic   2
Thompson   2
Eliot   1
Lee   1
     
Assists   No.
Voith   3
Thompson   2
Babic   1
Lee   1
     
Steals   No.
Popp   2
Babic   1
Eliot   1
Lee   1
Thompson   1
     
Saves   No.
Popp   8