In his 38th season as a Harvard head coach, Dave Fish '72 is the brains behind an Ivy League tennis dynasty.
Despite entering the weekend behind both teams in the Ancient Eight, the No. 31 Crimson (14-6, 3-1 Ivy) swept both the Quakers (6-11, 2-2) and Tigers (12-10, 2-3) by a score of 4-0.
The Harvard softball team did not trail once against Brown this weekend to remain undefeated in the Ivy League.
The Crimson (10-6, 2-2 Ivy) lost to Princeton, 5-2, and beat Penn, 4-3, to split their matches on the weekend and stay at .500 in the Ivy League as the season comes to a close.
The elements were not ideal for golf this weekend in Providence, R.I. But the weather did not deter the Harvard women’s golf team, as the Crimson won the Brown BEAR Invitational with an overall score of 628, 20 shots ahead of second-place Boston University.
It was divide and conquer for the No. 14 Harvard coed sailing team this weekend, as the Crimson spread out all over the New England area to compete in four regattas. The team came out on top of many familiar opponents and earned three top-five finishes on the weekend.
Named to the second team All-Ivy in her sophomore campaign, Ricciardone has pitched at an even higher level in 2014. The Slidel, La., native is 11-5 in the circle this year and has posted a team best 1.90 ERA.
On Saturday morning, the Black and White faced tough opposition and lost to Ancient Eight rivals Princeton and Cornell in the Class of 1975 Cup. Then, on Sunday, Radcliffe rowed to victory against Northeastern and Boston University in the Beanpot Regatta.
The Harvard men's golf team captured its first invite win of the season, topping a field of 15 teams.
The Crimson exploded with a six-hit, seven-run seventh inning on Saturday and a seven-hit, eight-run first frame on Sunday, but the Harvard offense was largely silent in its two losses.
On Saturday at Blodgett Pool, the Crimson (14-18, 3-3 CWPA South) won its first round game against George Washington, 12-3, before falling to No. 9 Princeton, 14-3, in the division semifinal. On Sunday, Bucknell beat Harvard, 9-6, in the third-place consolation match.
Hosting rival Yale on Saturday at McCurdy Outdoor Track, Harvard recorded two dominant victories. The women notched an 87-54 win, while the men handed the Bulldogs a humbling 104-34 defeat.
The victories clinch the No. 2 seed for the Crimson in the EIVA postseason tournament, which begins in two weeks.
As the spring rowing season gets underway, both the Harvard men’s heavyweight and lightweight crews posted strong showings this weekend against Ivy League and local competitors.
A two-goal lead never seemed so small, as the No. 17 Harvard men’s lacrosse team watched its victory slip away to No. 11 Penn on Saturday afternoon.
In a game with big Ivy League implications, the Harvard women’s lacrosse team suffered a sound defeat against conference rival Princeton, 15-6.
Though Ivy League play has commenced, Harvard continued its hot streak against the Rams with another dominant performance in the 5-1 victory. Junior pitcher Laura Ricciardone took the circle and the spotlight for the Crimson on the day.
The Crimson (7-4, 3-1 Ivy) took a break from conference play with a mid-week match up against the Crusaders (5-10, 3-3 Patriot League) in Worcester. The first half was when Harvard solidified its offense, scoring 10 goals in the opening 30 minutes of play, while holding Holy Cross to only one scoring drive.
Although the Eagles managed a run in the top of the ninth, Harvard would hang on to defeat its crosstown rival, 6-5, in the first round of the Beanpot at O’Donnell Field Wednesday afternoon.
The Crimson, which has yet to drop a home game this season, faced the new Boston University program at Harvard Stadium, defeating the Terriers 14-9.
Harvard has had a varsity men’s lacrosse team for over a century, while Boston University has had one for under a year.