Coming into its final game of the regular season, No. 16 Harvard field hockey knew that it had a chance to rewrite the record books. In last week’s win against Dartmouth, the Crimson tied the program record with its 12th win of the year. Thanks to a standout performance by freshman forward Mimi Tarrant, Harvard beat Columbia, 4-0, in New York, N.Y. to pick up a 13th victory and set a new mark for single-season wins.
Following its victory against Boston University earlier in the week, Harvard field hockey returned to Ivy league action on Saturday to face off against Dartmouth. In a tale of two halves, the Crimson overcame a Big Green first half lead to win, 6-2.
Harvard Field Hockey regained momentum with a 2-1 victory over No. 21 Boston University, as it looks to continue its march toward the NCAA tournament.
Saturday’s matchup between No. 15 Harvard and No. 14 Princeton likely determined the Ivy League title winner. In the defensive battle, where neither team recorded more than ten shots, the Tigers took the match, 3-0.
As Harvard coach Tjerk van Herwaarden called it, “the battle of the unbeatens” will take place this Saturday at Berylson Field. The No. 13 Harvard field hockey team will take on No. 14 Princeton in a pivotal, high-stakes matchup of the Ancient Eight’s two remaining unbeaten teams.
Traveling to Ithaca this weekend, the Crimson had to quickly adapt to life without its leading scorer. In a highly contested game, Harvard (10-3; 4-0 Ivy) eventually overcame the Big Red (7-4; 1-3) 4-3 thanks to an overtime goal.
After a strong performance against Penn last weekend, the No. 13 Harvard women’s field hockey team split its weekend slate, first shutting out Brown 7-0 on Friday before falling 2-1 in a shootout against No. 8 Boston College two days later.