Women's Hockey Picks Up First Win

Published by B. Marjorie Gullick on October 30, 2010 at 3:11AM

Sophomore Laura Bellamy and the women's hockey team picked up their first win of the season this afternoon, topping Brown, 4-2.

After a 3-3 tie with Yale last night, the Harvard women’s hockey team bounced back this afternoon with a dominant 4-2 win over Brown. The win came from the efforts of sophomores Josephine Pucci and Jillian Dempsey, and tri-captains Liza Ryabkina and Kate Buesser.

The Crimson had some initial trouble finding the back of the cage in the first period, in which Harvard outshot the Bears, 13-7. Success finally came with 1:29 left in the first period. Pucci halted a breakout attempt by Brown and made a quick switch from defense to offense, winding through her opponents until she found the top corner of the goal.

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Weekend Preview: Fall Sports Head North

Published by Steven T. A. Roach on October 29, 2010 at 3:11AM

The football team's road trip to Dartmouth headlines a busy weekend for Harvard athletics.

This weekend proves to be an exciting one, with four Harvard teams traveling to Dartmouth to take on the Big Green and other teams playing home matches for Crimson fans to enjoy.

Football stays on the road, traveling to Dartmouth this weekend, three weeks before the biggest Game of the year. The Crimson face off against the Big Green tomorrow at 1:30 p.m., looking to pick up its third conference victory. Last time out, the Crimson’s offense led the team to victory with a 45-28 win over Princeton to bring the team record to 4-2. Dartmouth also won last weekend, narrowly defeating Columbia, 24-21, but Harvard has won 12 of the last 13 meetings with Dartmouth and seeks to continue this dominant record.

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Around the Water Cooler: Mid-Fall Check Up

Published by Oluwatoni A. Campbell on October 28, 2010 at 3:11AM

It’s been a busy week here in Cambridge and on other Ivy campuses. The Head of the Charles came and went, winter sports have started, and homecomings are arriving. But in this season of change, much has stayed the same. The Ivies are still good at rowing, Princeton is still good at basketball, and Dartmouth’s football team will still play and lose to Harvard. Let’s take a trip around the water cooler and breakdown the latest and greatest from the Ancient Eight.

Coming out of the Head of the Charles weekend, the big story that dominated the pages was Harvard taking home the MacMahon Cup Regatta Point Trophy for the most total points by any club, school, college or university. However, the story that was buried under the accolades for Harvard was the strong showing that the Ivy League overall at Head of The Charles Regatta. For example, Princeton’s lightweight crew, which will go into the 2011 season as the two-time defending EARC and IRA national champions, smashed a 13-year-old course record on the Charles by nearly 12 seconds. Yale's lightweight crew took the top two spots in the lightweight four, while Princeton's women beat the reigning NCAA champion Virginia by more than eight seconds.

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Magic of Numbers: Battle of Colors

Published by Kevin T. Chen on October 28, 2010 at 3:11AM

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.

114 —Number of times Harvard and Dartmouth will have played each other after this Saturday’s football game in Hanover, N.H.

35 — Points the Crimson has averaged over its last five games.

204 — Number of yards gained on 20 carries by senior tailback Gino Gordon in last week’s win over Princeton.

122 — Yards on the ground for the Big Green’s Nick Schweiger in Dartmouth’s close win over Columbia last week.

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The Full-Court Press: Kate Buesser '11

Published by Eric L. Michel on October 27, 2010 at 3:11AM

With the women’s ice hockey team opening its season at home on Friday against Yale, the Back Page gives you an opportunity to meet co-captain Kate Buesser, the team’s scoring leader as well as an All-ECAC and All-Ivy first team selection. In this exclusive interview, Buesser reveals her pre-game routine that includes Celine Dion, her embarrassing fall during practice, why she considers herself like Yale, and her love for a Patriots player. Every week, The Full-Court Press will give you the sort of personal scoop that you’re not likely to hear at a typical press conference.

Name: Kate Buesser

Year: 2011

Stats: In three seasons, Buesser has played in all of her team’s 99 games, scoring 28 goals and 38 assists. Last season, Buesser played in 33 games, racking up 16 goals, 24 assists and 119 shots, all team highs.

Now, to the questions!

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