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.
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126—Number of miles separating Cambridge and Hanover, N.H. The Harvard men’s hockey team takes on Dartmouth this weekend in a home-and-home series. The Crimson will host the Big Green tomorrow at home then travel to Hanover on Saturday.
34—Saves made by Harvard assistant captain goaltender Kyle Richter in last weekend’s 1-0 loss to Princeton.
8—National rank for the Crimson in scoring defense.
2.17—Number of goals allowed by Harvard per game. Despite its stellar defense, the Crimson is just 2-4 on the season.
The Harvard women’s squash squad is off to a stellar start this season—it’s currently ranked No. 1 in the nation, and the women have not dropped a single match in their three 9-0 victories against Brown, Stanford, and Williams.
More impressive is the solid string of matches played by the women who, as freshmen last season, saw little varsity action
In her rookie season, sophomore Vidya Rajan hit the squash courts for four matches at the No. 10 position. Despite going 4-0, the Bellevue, Wa. native never made it into one of the top nine positions during the season.
It is not entirely uncommon to hear a story of alumni giving back to Harvard financially as a way to show their gratitude for the opportunities and life changing experiences they were able to have as students. But what is uncommon is the one-in-a-kind gift that Harvard men’s swimming and diving alumnus Francis X. Gorman ’59 bestowed onto his old team. By doing so, Gorman gave back to Harvard in one of the most unique ways in recent memory.
On Nov. 19, during a reception that marked the 80th anniversary of the men’s swimming and diving team, Gorman stunned alumni and current students alike by announcing that he was donating his Olympic silver medal to Harvard.
Yale linebacker Jesse Reising, who was injured during the fourth quarter of the Harvard-Yale football game on Saturday, is expected to be released from the hospital today, the Yale Daily News reports.
Reising was involved in a helmet-to-helmet collision with Crimson senior running back Gino Gordon in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s contest, a hit that left both men on the ground for several minutes.
Looking to continue a two-game winning streak, the Harvard men's basketball team will travel to Bryant on Wednesday for a non-conference match-up. Led by sophomore reigning Ivy League Co-Player of the Week Christian Webster, who had a career-high 29 points in the Crimson’s game against Mercer on Saturday, Harvard is 2-1 on the season after dropping its opener to George Mason.