Men's Water Polo
Following Home Stint, Water Polo Looking Forward to Playoff Waters
Harvard men's water polo team finished off their regular season last weekend with a three game stint. It was only fitting to do it at the place the team has favored most: home, sweet home, at Blodgett Pool in Cambridge.
Harvard Takes Two Wins at Home vs. Brown, MIT
Harvard men’s water polo wrapped up Halloweekend with two more wins against Brown University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Crimson is back on a two game win streak after going 2-2 the prior weekend during its trip to California, where they fought well against multiple top-ten ranked opponents.
Then-junior goalie Noah Hodge prepares for a shot in a 16-12 win against Wagner on Sept. 5, 2021. Hodge recorded 12 saves in a win over Brown on Saturday, Oct. 8.
Not A Basica Move
Andrej Basica, then a first-year, prepares to shoot in a 16-12 victory over Wagner on Sept. 4, 2021. Basica and the Crimson needed three wins over the weekend, and they got three wins.
Men's Water Polo Bounces Back From Princeton Loss With Critical Victories
The Crimson (10-4, 4-1 Ivy League) emerged from the long weekend with a three game winning streak. Harvard swept all three opponents, besting Brown (9-7, 2-3) and Connecticut (1-6) on Saturday on a back-to-back road trip, before returning to Cambridge on Sunday to dismantle MIT (3-10, 1-5 NEWMAC).
St. Peter's Basica
Then first-year attacker Andrej Basica fires a shot in a 16-12 win over Wagner on September 5, 2021. Basica and the Crimson, after a strong season last year, are back at it again this year with a 5-3 record so far.
Men's Water Polo Splits California Weekend Tournament
The Harvard men’s water polo team split its four games at the Aggie Round Up in California, easily handling Occidental College and winning an overtime thriller against No. 13 University of California Irvine to elevate the Crimson’s ranking to No. 12 in the country.
The Run Is Over
Harvard's 2021 campaign came to an end in the NWPC Playoffs at the hands of St. Francis College Brooklyn in the semifinals and Brown in the third-place match.
Men’s Water Polo Sunk by Heartbreaking Final-Minute Loss in NWPC Semifinals
The Harvard men’s water polo team rode a five-game winning streak to Princeton, N.J., for the Northeast Water Polo Conference playoffs on Nov. 19-21. The No. 2 Crimson (26-6, 9-2 NWPC) entered the playoffs poised to make a run at defending its 2019 crown after it was stripped of that opportunity by the pandemic last fall.
Men’s Water Polo Nets Three Straight Wins to Close Regular Season
Harvard men’s water polo co-captain Noah Hodge said that “defense wins championships is our team’s motto.”
Defense Wins Championships
The Harvard defense swarms a Wagner attacker in a matchup earlier this season.
Men’s Water Polo Tallies Three More Wins in California, Jumps to No. 11
The men’s water polo team continued its successful season Oct. 22-24 at the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament, bringing its win-loss total to 20-3.
Men’s water polo jumps to No. 11 in the nation following three wins and a close 13-10 loss against No. 7 UC Santa Barbara in the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament.
No. 14 Harvard Splash to Underwhelming Victory Against Rivals MIT, Looking Forward to Future
Water polo action saw Harvard (13-2, 3-0 Ivy League) take a convincing, albeit sloppy, 16-10 win over their cross-Cambridge rivals, MIT (3-8). The afternoon’s victory added the 13th tick to the Crimson’s flaming-hot 13-2 record and marked Harvard’s 20th consecutive win in the pool for this particular all-Cambridge match-up.
Nothing But Wet
Junior attacker Alex Tsotadze launches a shot in last week’s matchup with Wagner College, a contest in which he scored three goals. Tsotadze tallied four goals in Sunday’s 16-10 victory over its neighboring university, MIT, which bumped the team’s record to 13-2.