Adabelle Ekechukwu’s stellar record-breaking weight throw won the junior co-captain of the women’s track and field team our Athlete of the Week honor, but several other athletes also had performances worthy of recognition by The Back Page.
Emerance Maschmeyer, Women’s Hockey
In last week’s Beanpot women’s semi-final, the freshman goalie made a career-high 34 saves, shattering her previous high of 22. Despite her best efforts, the Crimson still came up short as Boston College won by a 2-1 margin. Maschmeyer had a save percentage of .944, consistent with her season mark of .940, despite the fact that she was under fire far more against the No. 2 ranked Eagles than she has been all season. Throughout the first two periods, the goalkeeper managed to hold Boston College scoreless, quickly racking up more saves than in any of her previous games before the final period even began. In the third period, however, the Eagles managed to score twice to secure the win in a hotly contested game. Maschmeyer is now 7-2 on the season, splitting starts with senior Laura Bellamy (10-1-1).
Victoria Lippert, Women’s Basketball
On Sunday afternoon, the senior led Harvard’s women’s basketball team to an important overtime victory over Ivy League rival Cornell. Lippert was incredibly impressive on the offensive end, turning in an immensely efficient performance while leading Harvard in points with 19. She shot six for 11 from the floor (55%) and six for six on free throws. Thirteen of her points came in the second half, when she scored over half of the Crimson’s points as the game went into overtime. The guard also added four offensive rebounds to round off an 69-point offensive effort. Lippert has started every game this season for the Crimson and is second on the team in points per game (12.5).
Marshall Everson, Men’s Hockey
The Harvard men’s hockey team ended its eight game losing streak on Sunday with a 1-1 tie against Dartmouth thanks to an important goal by its senior leader. Down by a goal after Dartmouth scored in the first period, the forward came back and scored a power-play goal to tie the game and end the skid. He was assisted on the play by senior Alex Fallstrom and sophomore Colin Blackwell. Everson is second on the team in goals with five and has played in every game this season.