Terriers fall to Harvard; first home loss since 2002

Written by Maria Fraschilla on . Posted in Sport

The Men's Water Polo team lost to the Harvard Crimson 14-11 on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. 

rp primary poolThis was the first time in 11 years that the Terriers have lost a game in the SFBK Aquatic Center. This ended a winning streak that started in 2002. 

This loss left the Terriers 7-4 in their 2013 season. 

The Terriers started off strong with two goals in the first two and a half minutes; the first goal was by Bosko Stankovic and the second was by Lazar Komadinic.

Harvard's John Holland-McCowan cut the deficit to 1 point, but the Terriers' Liam Veazey was able to keep a two point lead.

That is, until Harvard's Viktor Wroebel nailed one in and  ended the 1st quarter 3-2.

Harvard came into the 2nd quarter with a vengance when Joey Colton evened the playing field 3-3 in the first minute. 

Komadinic knocks one in from the right wing giving the Terriers another small lead.

Harvard had two back to back goals from Max Murphy and Noah Harrison which gave the Crimson a 1-up lead. 

The Terriers were able to take the lead back due to Ilija Djuretic's back to back goals. This left the Terriers leading 6-5 untl Jacob Barashick slammed one into the lower right corner. Terriers were up 7-5.

After the Terriers' goalie Aleksander Gavric came too far out of the goal, Harvard's Noah Harrison scored a penalty shot, leaving the Terriers up 7-6 at half time.

The 3rd quarter is when it all went downhill for the Terriers. Harvard opened with two back to back goals by Blake Lee, leaving the Crimson up 8-7. 

The Terriers' Vuk Vujosevic scores, evening the playing field, but Harvard answers with a goal from Ben Zepfel; Crimson leads 9-8.

The Terriers' Ilija Djuretic scores from in front of the goal, tying the game. 

Harvard answers with two back to back goals, the first from Harrison and the second from Wroebel. After another penalty shot scored by Harrison, the Crimson lead 12-9. 

In the last :40 seconds of the 3rd quarter, Vujosevic scores to cut the Terriers' deficit to 2, leaving the Crimson up 12-10 as the 4th quarter started. 

The 4th quarter only illicited two points by Harvard. The first was at 7:28 by Joey Colton, and the second was at 4:48 by Lee.

The Terriers' Nathan Kotylak was the only member to score a goal for the Terriers in the 4th. This allowed the Crimson to take the W with a final score of 14-11.

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