Other Sports Victories Overshadowed By The Game

Zorigoo Tugsbayar

Senior running back Treavor Scales celebrates his game-clinching 63-yard touchdown run in the Harvard football team's 34-24 victory over Yale on Saturday at Harvard Stadium.

Although the screaming crowd, weeping Yalies, and mountains of booze might make you think otherwise, The Game wasn't the only thing that happened this weekend. Harvard teams came away with victories on other fronts as well.

Friday: Both Harvard's men's and women's basketball teams triumphed. The men swept Manhattan College, 79-45, and the women won a close game over Brigham Young University, 71-65.

The squash teams also performed well, crushing Boston College in dual 9-0 wins.

The men's and women's swimming and diving teams followed suit with strong wins over Columbia (192-108, 187-113).

The men's ice hockey team pulled off a surprising win against Cornell in their first road game, 4-1. Too bad the next day they lost to Colgate, 1-0.  At least it wasn't Yale...

Saturday: Aside from the all-important Game this Saturday, men's heavyweight crew also displayed some Harvard dominance. Harvard won both the freshman eight and varsity four races at the Foot of the Charles.

Sunday: Finally, despite losing two tough games to Bucknell and Brown in this year's Eastern Championships, men's water polo defeated MIT for a seventh-place finish. Though the Beavers tried, their dam couldn't hold back the Crimson tide.

Harvard students seem to only think about one game a year, and these teams could use some well-earned affection. So, good job! Now we can go back to not caring at all.

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