No. 9 Men’s Water Polo Earns 26th Consecutive Victory on Senior Day

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 9 Harvard men's water polo team earned its 26th consecutive win of the season against Brown on Senior Day, defeating the Bears 10-4. The Crimson is now 26-0 (9-0 NWPC) with one game remaining in the regular season.

Leading Harvard in scoring in the match was senior captain Charlie Owens and junior Dennis Blyashov who each tallied a hat trick. Senior Bennie Seybold and sophomore Michael Sonsini each tallied two assists. In goal for the Crimson, sophomore Noah Hodge recorded nine saves.

Hodge held Brown scoreless in the first quarter and goals by Owens and first-year Alexandru Bucur gave Harvard the 2-0 lead. Brown would score its first goal two minutes into the second, however the Crimson would find the back of the net two more times for the 4-1 lead going into the half. Harvard outscored Brown five to three in the third quarter to take the 9-4 lead and another shutout quarter by Hodge in the fourth would help secure the 10-4 victory for the Crimson.

Harvard Highlights

  • Hodge has held opponents scoreless seven times this season and now has 210 saves, one shy of fifth all-time in single-season saves in program history.
  • Owens has scored three or more goals in thirteen matches while Blyashov has scored three or more in ten matches so far this season.
  • Head coach Ted Minnis is now three wins away from his 200th career victory in men's water polo at Harvard.

Up Next
Harvard will face MIT for its last regular season match tomorrow, Nov. 10, at 12 p.m. The match will take place at Blodgett Pool and be broadcast on ESPN+.