Lofgren, Rummel Advance to World Finals

Published by Christina C. Mcclintock on November 03, 2010 at 3:11AM

They're going to the 'ship.

Classmates Esther Lofgren '07-'09 and Henrik Rummel '09 are bound for the Grand Finals for a chance to win the World Championships. The road to the finals was relatively painless for Lofgren, whose 8+ won its heat convincingly. Rummel, on the other hand, had to take a slightly longer route: after taking second in its heat, his four had to brave repechage to make it to the finals.

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Sound Off: Big Green Almost There But Not Really

Published by Kate Leist on November 02, 2010 at 3:11AM

In the modern era of sports, being a college coach carries with it the burden of constant media attention. Facing dozens of reporters at press conferences, head coaches have gotten savvier—they say what they need to and leave the rest up for speculation. Here at The Back Page, we’re happy to decode some of these media sessions, showing the average fan what we think coaches’ answers “really” mean.

For the first time in his second go-around with the Dartmouth football team, Buddy Teevens has four wins in a season—and the campaign is just over half over. So when perennial powerhouse Harvard came to Hanover, N.H. last weekend, Teevens and his Big Green had a chance to make a statement. With a rowdy Homecoming crowd in the stands and the game aired on NESN, Dartmouth could have cemented its role as a team to watch. But instead, the Crimson came away with a dominant win, and Teevens is now faced with the task of making sure his team—currently 1-3 in Ivy play—doesn’t let up in the season’s final three games. Here’s what he had to say after the game.

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Rowing Alums Take On World Championships

Published by Christina C. Mcclintock on November 01, 2010 at 3:11AM

The Head of the Charles is over, and most of Cambridge has probably forgotten about rowing, but in New Zealand, the action is just getting started, as the World Championships kicked off today. Since Lake Karapiro isn't particularly convenient for many of us, let The Back Page fill you in on the latest action by three competitors who used to call the Charles River home: Malcolm Howard '05, Esther Lofgren '07-'09, and Henrik Rummel '09. None of the three have raced yet, but here's a little background information on the Harvard and Radcliffe rowing alums.

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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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