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Harvard to Face Trinity for CSA Men's Team Championship Title

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Portions courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Harvard avenged a regular season loss to Princeton with a 5-4 victory on Saturday in the semifinals at the CSA Team Championships. 

The Crimson will face top-seeded Trinity, which prevented an all Ivy final with a 7-2 win over Yale in the other semifinal. Yale and Princeton will play for third place on Sunday after the 12:30 match between Harvard and Trinity. 

Gary Power's 3-2 win over Dylan Ward at No. 4 sent the Crimson to the Potter Cup championship match.

The victory capped a dramatic final shift of competition, when Princeton trailed 4-2 and faced the monumental deficit of topping undefeated Harvard junior Ali Farag simply to stay in the match. Princeton senior Todd Harrity, the 2011 CSA national champion, showed he was up for the challenge, though. In a showdown of the last two national champs, Harrity earned his first win over Farag with a 3-1 victory.

In Potter Cup consolation action on Saturday, St. Lawrence defeated Cornell, 5-4.

In the Hoehn Cup, Dartmouth and Columbia dropped semifinal matches, while Penn defeated Brown, 7-2 in a consolation match. Dartmouth lost to Western Ontario, 5-4, while Columbia dropped a 6-3 decision to Williams.