No. 9 Men’s Water Polo Routs Chapman for 22nd Win of the Season

Austin Sechrest Action Shot
Photo Credit: Gil Talbot

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The No. 9 Harvard men's water polo team defeated Chapman 13-6 in its final match of the Julian Frasier Memorial Tournament hosted by Santa Clara. The Crimson is now 22-0 on the season, the only remaining undefeated team in the CWPA.

Leading the Crimson in scoring was first-year Alexandru Bucur who tallied a career-high four goals in the match. Seniors Bennie Seybold and Austin Sechrest, sophomore Alex Tsotadze and first-year Kaleb Archer each found the back of the net twice to add to Harvard's goal total. First-year goalie Nathan Wu had a career-game, recording 15 saves, two assists and three steals.

The Crimson tallied four-straight goals in the final three minutes of the first quarter to take the 4-0 lead. Wu did not concede a goal until over a minute into the second and Harvard was held scoreless to cut its lead to 4-2 going into the half. The Crimson began to pull away in the third quarter, outscoring Chapman 7-1 to go up 11-3 entering the fourth. Chapman went on a three-goal run in the first half of the fourth quarter, however the surge was not enough to catch the Crimson, the final scoreline reading 13-6.

Harvard Highlights

  • Wu held an opponent scoreless during a quarter of play for the first time in his career.
  • The Crimson now has five players who have tallied 30 or more goals so far this season. 

Next Up
The Crimson returns home to continue conference play against Iona, Princeton and No. 18 St. Francis (N.Y.), Nov. 2-3.