Joey Colton registered his second hat trick of the season (Photo Courtsey: Gil Talbot).
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The No. 17 Harvard men's water polo team downed Brown, 12-10, in Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Division Action on Friday to extend the Crimson's win streak to six.
Harvard and Brown have now met three times this season with the Crimson holding the advantage, 2-1. This is the first time Harvard has defeated the Bears more than one time in a season since 2004.
Harvard battled the Bears to a 3-3 tie through one half. The third stanza proved to be the difference for the Crimson as the squad erupted with five goals as the offense started clicking on all cylinders to pull in front, 8-6. An evenly-contested fourth stanza resulted in both teams netting four scores, but the damage was already done.
Joey Colton, Noah Harrison paced the Crimson offense netting three goals apiece and Ben Zepfel found the back of the net twice. Colton added four assists and two steals to his trifecta of goals, while Harrison also contributed three helpers. Robbie Fluegge, Viktor Wrobel, Evan Ramsey and Dan Stevens each added a score to secure the win.
Harvard improves to 9-8 overall and 7-1 in the CWPA Northern Division.
The Crimson returns to the pool on Wednesday when the squad travels to cross-town rival MIT to continue CWPA action.
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