Water Polo Drops NWPC Match to No. 10 Harvard, 18-7

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THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 10 Harvard University 18, MIT 7

- Records: MIT (6-5, 1-4 NWPC) No. 10 Harvard University (14-0, 5-0 NWPC)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Zesiger Sports & Fitness Center Pool)

- The Lead: The MIT water polo team fell to No. 10 nationally-ranked Harvard University, 18-7, in Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) play on Sunday afternoon in Cambridge.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Harvard led from start to finish in today's match as Austin Sehcrest scored the game's first goal 1:27 into the match. Miller Geschke (Los Altos, Calif.) and Clyde Huibregtse (New York, N.Y.) scored MIT's two goals in the opening quarter, but the Crimson held a 5-2 edge after eight minutes.

- Trailing 7-2 in the middle of the second, MIT scored three of the next five goals to see its deficit sit at three (8-5) at halftime. The stretch saw two goals by Kevin Downey (Greenwich, Conn.) And one by Kaden DiMarco (Eugene, Ore.).

- Harvard outscored MIT by a 9-2 margin over the final 16 minutes of action to take the match by an 18-7 final.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Downey led MIT with two goals in today's match, while Charlie Owens from Harvard led all players with four goals.

- MIT keeper Hayden Niederreiter (Visalia, Calif.) made eight saves over the first 27:33 minutes of action, while Harvard keeper Noah Hodge stopped 12 shots on the day.

UP NEXT:

- Next weekend, MIT will play at Harvard in its Invitational. The Engineers are scheduled to play George Washington and Wagner on Saturday and then Bucknell and Pomona-Pitzer on Sunday.

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