Harvard Hammers Connecticut & Falls to Fordham on Day 1 of Northern Division Championship
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior co-captain Bret Voith had a huge day in the pool, leading the Crimson to a split on the first day of the Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Division Championship held across town at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an 18-5 win over Connecticut College after falling, 8-5, against Fordham University in its first game.
"We had a great game, the guys
played really hard," said head coach Ted Minnis.
"We just couldn't put the ball away (against Fordham)."
Harvard certainly played the Rams closer than the 13-5 loss it suffered in September, but numerous near-misses with balls hitting the post and crossbar time after time prevented the Crimson from getting over the hump. Voith led the team with three goals and three assists in the game while fellow senior Alex Thompson continued his season-long defensive efforts with three steals. Thompson would finish with nine takeaways on the day after grabbing six more against Connecticut College in the night cap.
In its second game of the day, the Crimson met up with Connecticut College. Voith notched five more goals as five different Harvard players scored multiple times in an 18-5 route of the Camels.
The Crimson will wrap up their 2010 season in the fifth-place game of the CWPA Northern Championship Sunday at 11:30 a.m. against Iona College.
"We definitely want to get to 12 wins," Minnis said. "That's our goal. Whoever we play, that's the team that's stopping us from that goal."
Releae courtesy Harvard Athletic Communications