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Water polo beats CWPA foes

The Harvard men’s water polo team dismissed visiting Fordham University and Iona College, 10-5 and 12-9, respectively, on Saturday (Oct. 13) to improve to 9-8 overall and remain unbeaten at Blodgett Pool.

In the morning game versus Fordham, the Crimson rattled off eight second-half goals to overcome a 3-2 deficit at halftime. Opposite Iona in the evening, Harvard jumped out to a 5-2 lead and never relinquished its three-goal cushion. A trio of underclassmen — Bret Voith ’11, Spencer Livingston ’10, and Egen Atkinson ’10 — all tallied three goals apiece against Iona.

With the victories, Harvard is currently in third place (behind Brown and top-ranked St. Francis) in the Northern Division standings of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA).

Rookie workhorse works clock

in gridiron win

Freshman running back Gino Gordon recorded a game-high 66 rushing yards to help the Crimson (3-2; 2-0 Ivy) to a 27-17 win against a visiting Lafayette team this past Saturday (Oct. 13). With his team up 10 points, Gordon ran out the final 5:18 with nine straight carries for 34 yards and three first downs. The Leopards, in turn, failed to regain possession of the ball. For Gordon’s efforts, the Ivy League named him its Rookie of the Week.

Volleyball beats Lions in Big Apple

A visiting Harvard women’s volleyball team swept Columbia, 30-22, 30-18, 30-23, on Oct. 13 to grab its second league win of the season. The Crimson (7-11; 2-4 Ivy) are currently in sixth place in league standings with eight Ivy matches to go.

— Compiled by Andrew Brooks