LEWISBURG, Pa. — After two victories on day one of the Bucknell University Invitational, the No. 12-ranked Harvard University men’s water polo team has posted its best start in program history with a 7-0 overall record. The Crimson defeated Division III No. 10 Johns Hopkins University, 16-5, in the morning before going on to down No. 14 George Washington University, 13-8.
Junior Jackson Enright set the pace immediately, collecting a goal, steal, block and two assists in the first five minutes of the game leading the Crimson to a 6-0 lead after the first quarter against Johns Hopkins. Hat-tricks by senior captains Charlie Owens and Austin Sechrest helped the Crimson secure the win.
Defense was also solid for Harvard as first-year Colin Le had four steals and sophomore Noah Hodge had seven saves through three quarters of play. Junior Oliver Oz had one save during his time in goal in the fourth quarter.
Keeping the momentum going, the Crimson got out to an early 6-1 lead after the first quarter against George Washington. The Colonials scored four straight goals in the second quarter, but Harvard responded by notching four of its own in the third quarter.
Senior Bennie Seybold tallied a hat-trick, an assist and a steal in the match Hodge had eight saves.
Release courtesy Harvard University Athletics Communications