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The Run Is Over
Men's Water Polo

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.

The Run Is Over
Men's Water Polo

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.

Defense Wins Championships
Men's Water Polo

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
Men's Water Polo

Defense Wins Championships

The Harvard defense swarms a Wagner attacker in a matchup earlier this season.

Nail Biter
Men's Water Polo

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.

Nail Biter
Men's Water Polo

Nail Biter

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.

Nothing But Wet
Men's Water Polo

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.

Nothing But Wet
Men's Water Polo

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.

Win vs. Wagner
Men's Water Polo

Win vs. Wagner

Sophomore Alexandru Bucur winds up against Wagner, a team Harvard has defeated twice thus far and will face again on Oct. 16.

Win vs. Wagner
Men's Water Polo

Men’s Water Polo Commences NWPC Campaign With Two Victories and a Loss

Harvard was busy on the road this weekend, with a trio of games against Princeton, St. Francis College Brooklyn, and Iona College. The Crimson brought back two wins, over the Tigers and Gaels of Iona to start the conference season with a 2-1 league record.

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In Photos: Harvard Athletic Events Return to Campus in Full Force

For the first time in roughly a year and a half, Harvard Athletics is back. Four teams took to the pool, field, and court across campus as fans cheered them on in an action-packed weekend after the first days of classes.

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Men's Water Polo

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Winding Up
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Back to Blodgett: Men’s Water Polo Set to Return to the Pool this Weekend in Bruno Classic

It has been almost a year and a half since the pandemic stopped Ivy League competition, sent Harvard students home, and flipped the world upside down — but Harvard men’s water polo is finally back in the pool together and looking ahead to its first competition in 644 days.

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