Weekend Preview: Competition Heating Up

Published by Steven T. A. Roach on April 08, 2011 at 3:11AM
Roger That

Sophomore forward Brian Rogers will lead the attack against the Haiti men's national soccer team.

Time for the Weekend Preview! With the temperatures finally warming up, it's important to take advantage of the good weather and watch some of these teams play outdoors.

The men’s lacrosse team has a match against Cornell tomorrow afternoon at 2:10 p.m. The Crimson squad is currently 6-3 and willl play its third conference match of the yearafter splitting its first two. The men hold a 5-0 record at home, but maintaining the undefeated record on home turf will be tough. Cornell has won the last 12 matchups against Harvard.

The softball team has two doubleheaders this weekend: two games against Princeton today and another two tomorrow against the Big Red tomorrow. The women are on a six-game winning streak and, in those six games, hold a 45-12 run lead over their opponents. Harvard fell just short of the Ivy League Championship against Cornell last year.

On the other hand, the baseball squad has not been nearly as fortunate this year, currently holding a 3-21 record. The men look to turn things around this weekend with two games against Princeton tomorrow and two against Cornell on Sunday. The Tigers hold a 10-13 record and the Big Red stand at 3-17, so there is hope the Crimson will match up well against these two teams.

Women’s tennis also has two home matches this weekend, one against Penn tomorrow at noon and another against Princeton on Sunday at the same time. It has been a seesaw season for the women’s squad, currently standing at 7-6, but the team holds a 2-0 conference record going into the weekend. Harvard dominated against Penn last year, 7-0, but lost to Princeton in a tough 5-2 bout.

The men and women’s heavyweight crew teams also have big races this weekend at home. The men face off against Brown in the Stein Cup tomorrow at 10 a.m., and the women take on Cornell and Princeton starting early tomorrow morning at 7:36 a.m. for the Class of 1975 Cup.

Finally, the Harvard men’s soccer team is hosting the Haitian national soccer team this Sunday at 5 p.m. at Harvard Stadium. Tickets are $10 for general admission but free for those with a Harvard ID. Proceeds go to benefit the relief efforts in Haiti. The barbecue starts at 3 p.m., and gates open at 4 p.m. It should be an exciting match, and many are expected to come!