In a matchup of the ECAC’s two most prominent contenders, Union scored once in the second and again in the third, pulling out a 2-1 victory that pushes the Dutchmen six points ahead of Harvard in the league standings.
Despite the suffocating defense late from the hosts, the depth of Tommy Amaker’s squad proved to be the difference as it usually is—four Crimson players would score in double digits while Harvard’s bench outscored Bryant’s 30-5.
The Crimson defeats came at Lewis and Loyola, respectively ranked eighth and ninth in the nation.
The women's team won the Beantown Challenge thanks to strong performances in pole vault, shot put, and 60-meter dash, among other events.
Over the weekend in Philadelphia, Harvard blew the doors off the Quakers and Bears for its two largest margins of victory this season. The Crimson medaled in every event of the eight-hour meet, taking multiple spots on the podium in most, en route to a 206-88 victory over Penn (7-3, 4-3) and a 226-74 win over Brown (5-3, 2-3).
In its final tune-up before EIWA action begins, Harvard fell to all three opponents it faced in Pittsburgh.
Harvard collected three wins over ranked opponents in three consecutive days, as the team’s trio of freshmen has an impressive debut.
Refreshed and recharged after its annual winter training trip, Harvard women’s swimming and diving handled the Quakers and Bears to extend its undefeated start to the season.
Friday night, the Engineers (4-19-1, 2-10-0 ECAC) earned a stunning 4-0 victory over the No. 2/3 Crimson (11-3-1, 7-2-1), a team that had won its last six games and scored at least four times in each one.
In photos: Harvard Women's Hockey takes on Boston College under the lights of Fenway Park.
Thanks to Nunley’s heroics, which included a team-high 19 points, the Harvard women’s basketball team (13-1) extended its win streak to 13 games and 56 days as it avoided defeat at the hands of an athletic Explorers (9-7) squad. The Texas native sank 9-of-15 field goals and grabbed 12 boards to collect her second double-double of the season.
The Crimson's 3-1 loss was played under the lights inside America's favorite ballpark.
After shooting 35 percent from the field and going 0-of-6 from deep in that first frame, the Crimson (8-5, 1-0 Ivy League) began the second period on a 13-3 run, building a lead they wouldn’t give up en route to a 70-45 win over McGill (12-8) at Lavietes Pavilion on Tuesday.
Both Princeton and Quinnipiac were familiar foes, having defeated Harvard earlier in the season by scores of 2-1. The Crimson improved slightly on those earlier results. This time Harvard left the back-to-back contests with a tie and a loss.
The Big Green (5-9, 0-1 Ivy League) gave the Crimson (12-1, 1-0) all it could handle in the third quarter but the Crimson held on to win by five.
The Crimson traveled out West for a pair of meets on Friday and Saturday, sweeping aside BYU (1-2) in Provo, Utah, before topping Utah (4-4) and No. 24 Denver (5-3) in Salt Lake City. The wins allowed Harvard (6-0, 3-0 Ivy) to maintain its unblemished record.
The Harvard wrestling team traveled to Lancaster, Pa., for the Franklin and Marshall Open and achieved four quarterfinal finishes, including a successful gold medal campaign by junior co-captain Josef Johnson.
Harvard came away with decisive wins against both opponents, taking nine of the possible 12 podium spots and winning all but one event.
Balance—that’s a word Harvard coach Tommy Amaker came back to again and again when describing the Harvard men’s basketball team’s Saturday night win at Dartmouth. In a game full of runs and a late defensive effort from the Crimson, perhaps no word better describes what would to be the key to a 74-58 Crimson victory in its first conference matchup.
Co-captain Alexander Kerfoot’s wrister from the center of the point broke a 2-2 tie with 15:48 left to play, and junior goaltender Merrick Madsen subsequently stopped all 11 shots he saw the rest of the way to help Harvard win its sixth straight game.
In its Ancient Eight opener, the Crimson flashed its defensive prowess with a balanced offensive performance to defeat Dartmouth with a 74-58 victory.
A year removed from the first season that saw Harvard fail to win at least a share of the Ivy League title for the first time since 2010, the Crimson enter its conference slate nearly unrecognizable from the squad that went 6-8 in the Ivy League just a year ago.