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Men's Water Polo Earns Split in Final Day of Claremont Convergence Tournament

Men's Water Polo Earns Split in Final Day of Claremont Convergence Tournament

The Harvard men's water polo team continues its five-game California road trip Sunday at No. 5 UC Santa Barbara (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Crimson set a season-high in goals with 21 in winning its opener over Caltech Saturday, then took a tough loss in tournament host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps' home pool, 13-6, to split its final games of the Claremont Convergence Tournament in Claremont, Calif.

Harvard (6-10, 0-2 Collegiate Water Polo Association) finishes the 2010 Claremont Convergence Tournament with a 2-2 mark. It is the first time the Crimson has won more than one game in California since 2004.

The Beavers (0-10) gave up 20 or more goals for the sixth time this season as Harvard ran away with the 21-2 win. Sophomore Antone Martinho led the team with a career-high five goals. Junior Mike Katzer added four scores while senior Alex Thompson led the team in assists with five.

It was a tough third period that got Harvard in the end against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in a 13-6 loss. The Stags outscored the Crimson 5-1 in the period to pull away. Freshman Neal O'Hara and Katzer had two goals each to lead Harvard in scoring, while junior co-captain Luka Babic notched three helpers.

Harvard is back in the pool Sunday in Santa Barbara, Calif., this time against No. 5 UC Santa Barbara, with the game starting at 1 p.m.

vs. Caltech

Goals   No.
Martinho   5
Katzer   4
Babic   2
DiSilvestro   2
Voith   2
Clement   1
Eliot   1
Lee   1
O'Hara   1
Thompson   1
Zepfel   1
     
Assists   No.
Thompson   5
Babic   3
DiSilvestro   3
O'Hara   2
Voith   2
     
Steals   No.
Zepfel   3
Clement   2
Martinho   2
O'Hara   2
Babic   1
DiSilvestro   1
Katzer   1
Lee   1
Thompson   1
Voith   1
     
Saves   No.
Field   10
Popp   2

vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Goals   No.
Katzer   2
O'Hara   2
Clement   1
Thompson   1
     
Assists   No.
Babic   3
Thompson   1
     
Steals   No.
Voith   2
Babic   1
Zepfel   1
     
Saves   No.
Popp   12


ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS