The last time the Harvard women’s lacrosse team beat Princeton, the first George Bush was still in the White House. But the two squads went in opposite directions after 1992.
The Tigers soared to the top of the nation, winning back-to-back NCAA titles in 2002 and 2003 before Virginia upset its bid for an undefeated season and a third straight title in the tournament finals.
Meanwhile, the Crimson sunk to the bottom of the league, and the once-fierce rivalry became a guaranteed victory for Princeton, which has won 17 straight over Harvard since ‘92. But after its two titles, the Tigers have started coming back to earth, whereas the Crimson has started to reemerge as a conference threat.
Could this be the year Harvard finally breaks the streak?