A year after drubbing Rhode Island, Harvard football fell on Saturday, 17-10, in Kingston, R.I. The Crimson accumulated 144 yards in the fourth quarter but could not score.
On Saturday, though, history toppled to the ground like a tower of cards. Harvard simply looked lost.
The Crimson came into the season’s inaugural matchup with history on its side. Not only had Harvard never lost to the Rams, but also the Crimson had won the past two matchups by at least 30 points.
This past weekend, the Harvard men’s tennis team opened its fall play with the annual Chowder Fest tournament at home. The Crimson hosted Buffalo, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin at the Beren Tennis Center throughout the three-day tournament.
The Harvard women’s volleyball team can claim the title as the queen of New England after completing a three-game sweep of Boston College, Northeastern, and UMass Lowell this weekend.
Harvard followed up a narrow 2-1 loss to the Wildcats (4-5-0) on Friday afternoon with a convincing 3-0 victory over the Pirates (0-6-2) on Sunday.
Despite the loss, the Crimson gave a strong performance that can serve as a base upon which to build for the rest of the season. “We had a few guys who weren’t healthy for the game so I think once they get back in the lineup that could help us with our attack going forward,” Gylling said. “We’re also talking about keeping our outside mids wider and looking for more productivity from the forwards.”
After the tense tie against the Army Mules, Harvard is only looking forward to the next match and improving upon itself.
Competing in a dual meet against the Bulldogs, the Crimson men placed second overall, while the women finished third overall against Yale and Princeton.
Taking the first two sets, it appeared that the women’s volleyball team would cruise past Boston College. But the Eagles clawed their way back into the game, extending the match to five sets.
Harvard has never lost to Rhode Island, and on Saturday, the team expects to cruise past the Rams. However, a new offensive line and the demons of the past may haunt the Crimson.
James Brown ’73, a former star on the Harvard men’s basketball team and current host of NFL Today on CBS, returned to campus Wednesday for events sponsored by the Harvard men’s basketball team and the Institute of Politics. Brown was joined by Dr. Harry Edwards, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at UC Berkeley.
Senior midfielder Dani Stollar provided the game-winner, heading in the golden goal in the 95th minute, while senior co-captain Caroline Chagares got the Crimson on the board in the first half. Freshman forward Murphy Agnew had a stellar game as well, chipping in two crosses for her first two career assists.
Collegiate sailing is an elusive sport. While water polo and swimming find comfort in a heated pool, the Harvard sailing team braves the cold and unforgiving outdoor waters. The team must embrace the elements, for the wind and water determine whether they will succeed—or fail.
The next five days for the Harvard women’s soccer team will perhaps be a test of two things: endurance and the ability to fine-tune. Can the Crimson squad, sitting on a 4-2 record for the year, pull through a grueling stretch of three games in five days while continuing to dutifully prepare for the quickly-approaching Ivy League conference play?
Returning home after a West Coast trip, the No. 18 Harvard field hockey team faced off against No. 2 Connecticut in the Crimson’s home opener. The Huskies provided a stiff challenge, as Harvard fell 3-1.
In a tense affair Saturday night at Providence College, Crimson freshman Paolo Belloni-Urso trickled a deflected shot past Friars goalkeeper Colin Miller in the 85th minute as the Harvard men's soccer team notched its first win of the season, winning 2-1.
The Harvard women’s volleyball team put a difficult first weekend on the back burner as it captured its first two wins of the season in its second tournament of the campaign. At the Holiday Inn Invitational in Ohio this weekend, the Crimson defeated Wright State and Tennessee Tech but fell to West Virginia. Although still in the process of making adjustments as it readies itself for Ivy League play in two weeks, Harvard took this weekend as an important morale-booster.
The Harvard women’s soccer team kicked off its most travel-intensive week of the season this past weekend, heading to central New York to face off against ACC foe Syracuse. Combined with its trip to Pennsylvania this coming Friday, the Crimson will have traveled over 1,200 miles round-trip in just over a week.
On Friday, the No. 7 Harvard Radcliffe Women’s Rugby club opened its season with a 61-0 blowout win against No. 9 West Chester University in West Chester, Penn. The victory gives the Crimson a 6-0 series history, a 2-0 series history at West Chester, as well as a season opening win for the second consecutive year.
No. 10 Harvard Men’s water polo went three for three on the weekend, defeating east coast opponents No. 17 George Washington and Chapman on Saturday, and No. 16 Bucknell on Sunday at the annual Princeton Invite. The Crimson had a dominating Saturday performance, outscoring George Washington and Chapman by a combined total of 13 goals. Competition was tighter on Sunday as Harvard edged out Bucknell by only one goal.
Making a return to tournament fairways for the first time since NCAA Regionals in May, Harvard men’s golf opened the season at the Doc Gimmler.