Is Anybody Home?

The Eclectic Notebook

It's good to be back. Some thoughts:

Last Tuesday the Harvard women's ice hockey team lost the Beanpot title game to Northeastern at Bright Center in front of 100 spectators.

At the men's Beanpot final, 14,448 fans watched the Crimson defeat Boston University.

When the women play at Bright, you can hear the puck drop. But when the men play, you can't even hear the person sitting next to you.

The men's team deserves all the praise and support it's receiving. The squad is one of the most exciting teams at Harvard. But there is another team that plays at Bright--and it's pretty exciting, too.

The women's team is once again dominating the Ivies. For the third year in a row.

"We have sort of a loyal following, which includes family and friends," Harvard Tri-Captain Julia Trotman said. "It would be a thrill to play in front of 5000 fans like the guys. We wonder what it would be like. But we understand it's not quite as exciting. But our fans are good, solid fans."

Why isn't the band at any of the women's home games? It would be nice to hear "Sieve, Sieve." Or just the basic "Scoreboard, Scoreboard" would suffice.

Granted, watching Lane MacDonald and Allen Bourbeau skate is exciting, but Char Joslin and Julia Trotman aren't that bad, either.

Just imagine if the Harvard Hares decided to attend at least one women's hockey game.

Women's Basketball

Haven't we played you before?

The second half of the Harvard women's basketball Ivy League season begins today. The Crimson (12-7 overall, 6-1 Ivy League) hosts Cornell tonight and Columbia tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. in Briggs Cage.

In its previous meetings in January, Harvard breezed past the Lions, 69-56. The Big Red, however, almost snagged an upset, taking the Crimson to the edge, 69-68.

It has been a week of horror for the Crimson. Not only did Harvard drop its first Ivy League game to Brown, 82-74, last Saturday, but the Crimson faltered in the first half of its game against the University of Massachusetts last Tuesday and suffered a 70-67 loss.