A last-minute goal stripped the Harvard women’s hockey team from an outright win in an exhibition game against McGill Saturday afternoon. The goal, netted by freshman Katia Clement-Heydra, forced the Crimson into an overtime period, after leading the entire third period, 2-1. Ninth-ranked Harvard hosted the Martlets in a preseason exhibition game last season as well, then coming away with a dominant 4-1 win.
But yesterday, McGill struck first, recording a goal with just under seven minutes remaining in the first period. The score came from senior Cathy Chartrand and remained unanswered until Crimson senior Katharine Chute put one between the pipes 15 minutes into the second period. The goal was the first of a pair for Chute, who notched another score for Harvard less than three minutes later.
Harvard hosts the 46th annual Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend. It’s one of the biggest Harvard athletic events of the year and something you definitely don’t want to miss…no matter how early in the morning it starts.
Over 9,000 athletes from around the globe come to Cambridge to compete in 60 rowing events, and all four Harvard crew teams will be competing: men’s heavyweight and lightweight and women’s heavyweight and lightweight. Events start around 9 a.m. tomorrow, but the men’s and the women’s heavyweight squads will compete tomorrow afternoon—with the championship fours and eights on Sunday afternoon—and the lightweight teams will compete later that day.
The Harvard football team travels to Princeton this weekend to take on the Tigers tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Crimson’s third conference game of the season. Last weekend, Harvard lost a nail-biter to Lehigh, 21-19, bringing its overall season record to 3-2. Last season, The Crimson dominated Princeton with its impressive offensive and defense, taming the Tigers, 37-3. If Harvard can maintain that form, we should see another win added to the Crimson’s tally.
Women’s crew is not the only Radcliffe team with an important weekend coming up. The Radcliffe rugby club enters the first round of the playoffs tomorrow, taking on the University of Vermont. A win in Vermont will assure the team a spot at the New England Rugby Football Union (NERFU) Championships next weekend at the University of New Hampshire.
The Black and White is coming off of an exciting win over Bowdoin last weekend, a close victory that played an important role in seeding for the playoffs. Radcliffe (4-1) has had a successful season thus far, notching wins against the University of Maine, the University of New Hampshire, Northeastern, and Bowdoin, and recording only one loss against Boston University at the beginning of October. Since its beginnings in 1982, the Black and White has reached nationals twice, in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Beginning this weekend, Radcliffe looks to continue the winning tradition.
Each Thursday, The Crimson will compile a series of unique statistics about Harvard's sports scene. Welcome to the Magic of Numbers—without the problem sets. We'll do the math for you.
1,920: Entries in this weekend’s Head of the Charles Regatta.
22: Number of those entries that will include Harvard or Radcliffe rowers.
300,000: Number of spectators expected to flock to Cambridge for the 46th annual regatta.
83: Age of the oldest registered competitor in the Head of the Charles.
Planning on attending the 127th playing of The Game this year? Don’t forget to pick up a ticket!
According to GoCrimson, students can claim their free ticket (a maximum of one per valid HUID) at the Murr Center during business hours (weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) up until Nov. 5th.