On Saturday, the Harvard men’s hockey team honored its seven seniors for their contributions to the program over the last four years. But in the Crimson’s 5-2 victory over No. 7/3 Clarkson, it was the underclassmen who carried the way.
Coming off a gritty win against Brown last night, Harvard looks to stay on top in conference against a Yale squad the Crimson took down earlier in the season.
The Harvard hockey program will honor its seven outgoing seniors tonight after a battle with No. 7/3 Clarkson for a crucial two conference points.
Though the Crimson would lead for nearly the entire contest, neither club could seem to find its way offensively, as the Bears shot 38 percent on the night while Harvard would hardly best that mark, shooting 40 percent from the field.
En route to a 5-0 victory against St. Lawrence (7-22-2, 3-15-1 ECAC), the Crimson (12-10-4, 10-6-3) saw the blue line power four of its goals, as sophomore Adam Fox (3–1—4) recorded his first career hat trick. Behind him was another first, as junior goaltender Michael Lackey notched his first-ever shutout.
A late offensive spurt from sophomore forwards Seth Towns and Chris Lewis closed out a foul-heavy Friday night as the Harvard men’s basketball team edged Brown, 65-58, at Lavietes Pavilion.
Fresh off an overtime victory in the Beanpot consolation game, the Harvard men's hockey team returns to the Bright-Landry Hockey Center for its final weekend in Cambridge this regular season.
Harvard and Yale have a burgeoning rivalry on the hardwood, fueled by high-stakes games and recent stacked recruiting classes for both teams.
The Crimson has limped to a 1-7 road record, scoring merely 56 points per game, a paltry mark compared to the team’s 78 points per game averaged within the friendly confines of Lavietes Pavilion.
Despite the Crimson’s sizable cushion from the Bulldogs and Bears in the current standings, Harvard was considerably challenged by both teams in their prior matchups this season, sneaking by with single-digit wins.
In the Beanpot consolation game, the Crimson overcame a 3-1 deficit thanks to a pair of goals by freshaman forward Becca Gilmore to defeat Northeastern, 4-3.
The 5-4 overtime win for Harvard marks the first time the Crimson have bested the No. 19/15 Eagles in the Beanpot since 1998—a matchup that also ended 5-4 in Harvard’s favor after some extra hockey.
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In some ways, righting the ship is exactly what coach Donato’s group did. In others, the team has yet to iron out certain aspects of its season.
Harvard hockey star Ryan Donato will officially represent team U.S.A. in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games—marking the next chapter in a life dedicated to hockey.
A career day from sophomore forward Chris Lewis propelled the Harvard men’s basketball team to a 76-67 win over Penn on Saturday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion. The Alpharetta, Ga., native finished the contest with 25 points and five rebounds to cap off a weekend in which the Crimson topped two of the Ivy League’s top teams in less than 24 hours.
In straight sweeps of No. 5 Yale and No. 10 Brown, Harvard increased its undefeated streak to 50 matches—spanning more than three years—and claimed its third straight outright Ivy League title.
The Crimson (10-10-4, 9-6-3 ECAC) now turns its attention to Boston College (14-12-3, 14-6-0 Hockey East) as the team vies to stay above the .500 mark. Harvard played a portion of its fall schedule in sub-.500 territory and wants nothing less than to return there.
In its first Ivy League road trip of the conference schedule, the Killer P's—Penn and Princeton—proved too much for the women’s basketball team. The Crimson’s win streak was snapped at six with the pair of losses.
Harvard beat Union on Friday night, 3-2, before finishing off Rensselaer, 5-2, on Saturday to complete its first weekend sweep of the season.
All weekend, the Crimson saw a lot of its success in doubles play. Harvard was able to pick up the doubles point against both Yale and Penn.
Harvard took care of business this weekend, but second-ranked Columbia controlled its own destiny and likewise won twice, capturing the Ivy League crown in the process.
With sophomore point guard Bryce Aiken still sidelined, a positive flow from the Harvard offense from both the inside and outside is certainly an encouraging sign for the Crimson.