A slew of Crimson teams will take on Cornell at home this weekend
This weekend, Harvard takes on Cornell in multiple matches at home, giving students and Crimson fans plenty of conference matches to watch.
The football team faces off against Cornell tomorrow at noon, returning home after two games on the road at Brown and Lafayette. Currently, the squad stands at 2-1, with the only loss coming in its sole conference game against Brown. Harvard crushed the Big Red last season, 28-10, and holds an overall series record of 40-32-2.
Also on deck for tomorrow afternoon is the men’s soccer match at Ohiri Field versus Cornell. The team’s overall record is 4-3-3 and the men have won two of their three home games so far this season, the opening game against Stanford and the 1-0 victory last weekend over Yale. The Crimson is 3-0-1 in its last four matches with its conference rival, the last match with the Big Red ending in a 1-1 tie.
Each Friday, 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.
SHADES OF RED
0 — Turnovers committed by the Harvard football team last week in its 35-10 win over Lafayette.
4 — Turnovers that Cornell gave up–three of which came on fumbles–in its lackluster 21-12 win over Bucknell last week. The Crimson will host the Big Red this Saturday at noon.
3 — Number of different starting quarterback for Harvard in the last four games dating back to last season: senior Collier Winters, senior Andrew Hatch, and sophomore Colton Chapple.
170 — Yards senior tailback Gino Gordon gained on the ground against Lafayette last week.
Harvard men’s water polo is about to go coast-to-coast.
After an impressive 10-8 win over Cambridge-rival MIT at Blodgett Pool last Saturday, the Crimson will head west for five games against a host of California opponents.
This weekend, the Harvard team will play in Claremont, Calif., as a part of the Claremont Convergence. The tournament has become an annual part of the Crimson’s schedule and usually includes some of the country’s toughest competition.
Harvard men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker and his staff are clearly on a roll—and the scariest part is, they might not even be done yet.
Windward High’s Wesley Saunders (Los Angeles, Calif.) verbally committed to joining the Crimson earlier today, just a few days after Corbin Miller (Salt Lake City, Utah) gave a commitment of his own.
A 6’6, 205-lb forward who averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds per game his junior season, Saunders is the No. 80 prospect in the nation according to Rivals.com.
Junior co-captain Holly Cao and co-captain doubles partner Samantha Rosekrans took on a talented field in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Updated: 10/7 1:10 a.m.
The Harvard women’s tennis team is sent some of its players to the 2010 Riviera/ITA Women's All American Championships this week in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Facing some tough competition, Harvard players found some wins and some losses but the early tournament has helped the team assess how it matches up with other squads across the country.
“It’s a privilege for our squad to make this tournament,” Harvard coach Traci Green said. “It’s a privilege to play against top opponents. We are taking each match very seriously, and our goal is to improve with every match.”
The tournament was divided into three separate brackets for each of the singles and doubles competitors. Players who were invited to the pre-qualifying or qualifying draws are given a chance to play into the main draw through a series of wins in the single elimination opening draws.