Slow Start Dooms Men's Water Polo Against Johns Hopkins
Max Murphy was one of four Crimson players to score against Johns Hopkins (Photo courtesy: Harvard Athletic Communications).
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard men's water polo team could not overcome a slow start as it fell to Johns Hopkins, 8-5, on the final day of the Princeton Invitational Sunday morning.
Blake Lee led the way offensively for the Crimson (3-4) with two goals and two assists to raise his weekend total to 11 goals and four assists. Robbie Fluegge, Ben Zepfel and Max Murphy all had single tallies for Harvard.
The second period turned out to be the decisive frame for Johns Hopkins as the Blue Jays outscored Harvard, 4-1, in the period to lead 6-2 at the break.
The Crimson responded coming out of the intermission by completely silencing Johns Hopkins in the third quarter to win the frame, 2-0, and inch within two goals; however, the Blue Jays held off the rally attempt with two more goals in the fourth to seal the win.
Jimmy Field (seven saves) and Colin Woolway (three saves) split time in goal again for the Crimson.
Harvard returns to action Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Blodgett Pool against Bucknell in the North-South Challenge.