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No. 10 Men’s Water Polo Prepares for Princeton Invite

No. 10 Men’s Water Polo Prepares for Princeton Invite

Matchup

Date
Time
Venue
Video
Series
Last Meeting
Streak 

No. 10 Harvard vs. No. 17 George Washington
Sept. 9, 2017
10 a.m.
DeNunzio Pool
Ivy League Network
Harvard leads, 12-7
      W, 14-13 (Nov. 23, 2014)
W2

Matchup

Date
Time
Venue
Video
Series
Last Meeting
Streak 

No. 10 Harvard vs. No. 6 Chapman (DIII)
Sept. 9, 2017
4:15 p.m.
DeNunzio Pool
Ivy League Network
Harvard trails, 1-2
      L, 4-9 (Oct. 2, 2009)
L2

Matchup
Date
Time
Venue
Video
Series
Last Meeting
Streak 

No. 10 Harvard vs. No. 16 Bucknell
Sept. 10, 2017
10 a.m.
DeNunzio Pool
Ivy League Network
Harvard trails, 9-20
      W, 13-12 OT (Nov. 26, 2016)
W2

After splitting the Bruno Classic 2-2, No. 10 Harvard men's water polo aims to secure more wins at the Princeton Invite (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 10 Harvard men's water polo team is set to compete this weekend at the Princeton Invite against No. 16 Bucknell, No. 17 George Washington and No. 6 Chapman (DIII). Harvard will play two games on Saturday at 10 a.m. against the Colonials and 4:15 p.m. against the Panthers. The Crimson will conclude the weekend Sunday at 10 a.m. against the Bison.

About Harvard
The Friends of Harvard Water Polo Head Coach, Ted Minnis, enters his eighth season at the helm of Crimson water polo after completing his most successful season to date. Minnis became the winningest coach in Harvard men's water polo history when Harvard defeated Johns Hopkins in last year's Bruno Classic. He now boasts a total of 127 victories with the Crimson.

The Crimson finished 27-7 during the 2016 season, including the team's first NCAA tournament appearance, having earned a spot in the final four. Harvard went 7-3 in conference play and defeated Brown for the team's first NWPC Championship title.

Coming Together
Over the weekend, the veteran and rookie members of the Crimson blended well together to help lead Harvard to two victories on the second day of the Bruno Classic. Senior captains Harry Tafur and Colin Chiapello combined for eight goals and 10 assists. The freshmen also had an outstanding weekend, with Ben Wagner, Dennis Blyashov and Bruno Snow all earning their first collegiate goals. The class of 2021 combined for 11 goals, 19 assists and 15 steals.

Scouting George Washington
George Washington is coming off of a strong opening weekend defeating Navy, Washington and Jefferson and Salem International. The Colonials' leading goal scorer in 2016, Jordan Blosser, kicked off the 2017 season with a combined 12 goals in three games.  

Scouting Chapman
Chapman is currently 1-3 on the season, having most recently defeated Fresno Pacific last Sunday in San Diego.

Scouting Bucknell
The Bison are 1-3 to start the 2017 season. Bucknell started its season at the Bruno Classic and defeated No. 18 St. Francis (N.Y.) and lost to No. 8 Pepperdine, No. 15 Cal Baptist, and No. 5 University of the Pacific. Sophomore Cooper Dolan led the Bison against St. Francis (N.Y.) with seven goals.

What's Next?
Harvard will be on the road Sept. 16 and 17 for the Bucknell Invite. The Crimson will face Salem International, George Washington and Gannon.  

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ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS