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Men’s Water Polo Splits at MIT Invitational

Harvard men's water polo head coach Ted Minnis directed the Crimson to a 1-1 record at the MIT Invitational (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men’s water polo team split two games at the MIT Invitational in Cambridge, Mass. Saturday. The Crimson downed MIT, 13-5, in the invitational’s opening game at 9 a.m. before falling to No. 17 Cal Baptist, 13-9, at 4 p.m.

The Crimson used a team effort to top the host Engineers in the morning contest. Luka Babic, Kevin DiSilvestro, Max Eliot, William Roller and Evan Zepfel each netted two goals. DiSilvestro added three assists.

Late mistakes haunted Harvard during the afternoon loss to Cal Baptist. Eliot and Max Murphy found the back of the net twice for the Crimson.

Alexandre Popp led a strong Crimson defensive effort throughout the day. Popp made 18 saves including 13 during the matinee.

Harvard continues the 2011 campaign with the Princeton Invitational Sept. 10-11. The Crimson will face George Washington, Johns Hopkins and Fordham as well as the host Tigers.