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38: Number of wins by Harvard men’s lightweight crew over Navy in the 45-year history of the Haines Cup.
3: Consecutive years that men’s lightweight crew has beat Navy.
1.2: Number of seconds by which men’s lightweight crew beat Navy last Saturday.
When it comes to women’s tennis, the latest trend, besides whatever outfits a certain Williams sister is wearing, is simple: the best are getting better—hardware, at least, at Harvard.
Harvard women’s tennis earned its share of Ivy League awards across the spectrum today.
The US Women’s hockey team will have to wait until 2014 to get its full measure of revenge. But after losing to the Canadians last year in the Vancouver Olympics, the American national team took back the world title yesterday at the IIHF Women’s World Championship in Switzerland.
Harvard coach Katey Stone led the squad to a title over the Canadians. After losing 2-0 in the Olympic finals a year ago, the US would not fall short this year, winning 3-2 in overtime.
Four Harvard icewomen, past and present, were on the world champion roster, but sophomore Josephine Pucci was the only active member of the Harvard team to play for the US.
Angela Ruggiero ’02-’04, the team’s captain, Julie Chu ’06-’07, and Caitlin Cahow ’07-’08 all suited up for their former college coach as well. To go along with their Olympic silver medals, the three have all won three world titles.
The women’s hockey team was at its most dominant during the careers of these three players. Between 2003 and 2005, Harvard made three straight appearances in the NCAA National Finals, although ultimately never gaining the trophy.
Despite having lost in the Olympics, the American team has now won three straight IIHF Championships, dating back to 2008. Since the tournament was first played in 1990, no team other than the United States or Canadian has ever won a gold or silver medal.
As the school year comes to a close, Ivy League sports are wrapping up as well. But for Harvard, the spring doesn’t look quite as cheery. Baseball’s out of the league title hunt, while both the men’s and women’s golf teams failed to win it all. Meanwhile, our counterpart in New Haven is doing quite well, capturing two Ivy titles this weekend. And if all goes well next weekend, Yale has a chance to be crowned the top dog in Ancient Eight baseball as well. We’ll tell you just what you need to know in this week’s version of Around the Water Cooler.
The Harvard baseball team will have to wait until at least 2012 to claim an Ivy League title.
It looks like Ivy League softball is headed for a rematch.
After Harvard fell to Cornell in a decisive third game in last season’s Ivy League Championships, the Crimson and the Big Red both sit atop the North and South Divisions, respectively, of the Ancient Eight.
Harvard, with a 12-2 league record has more or less clinched its spot in the finals, barring a colossal breakdown in the last week of the season.