Harvard enjoyed its first-ever triumph over the Owls, 73-62, thanks in part to the solid execution of a clever match-up zone defense.
After two-straight years of all-California men’s water polo NCAA semifinals, the Northeast is crashing the party. And it’s doing so in style.
One of Harvard coach Tommy Amaker’s mantras is to focus on the first and last four minutes of each half. By winning those four four-minute segments of the game, the team can gain and carry momentum. On Tuesday night against George Washington, however, one particular four-minute segment put the Crimson in a hole it could not climb out of.
The Harvard women’s basketball team overcame the challenge of a midweek road trip to extend its season winning streak to five games on Tuesday night.
With 55 seconds left in the second overtime and down one point, captain Joey Colton connected with freshman Austin Sechrest to even the score and force a sudden death overtime. Minutes later, the Crimson would strike again to clinch its first ever NCAA championship win on Saturday.
On the strength of Adam Fox’s and Alex Kerfoot’s playmaking, as well as another strong performance by sophomore winger Ryan Donato, the Crimson came away with a comfortable 5-2 victory in front of its home fans.
In its first home game against a Division I opponent, the Crimson were plagued by turnovers as it dropped its second game of the season.
After No. 7 BU and No. 9 Harvard combined for six goals in the opening 25 minutes, the Terriers rode a pair of third-period tallies to a 5-3 victory over the visitors from Cambridge.
A win is a win, but Friday night’s 57-52 triumph for Harvard women’s basketball (2-1) was not pretty. The Crimson seemed determined to make its own life as hard as possible, turning a comfortable lead into an ultimately nail-biting win over Samford (1-2) at Lavietes Pavilion.
Double-digit Crimson swimmers picked up wins on Friday as Harvard toppled Columbia in decisive fashion, 190-102, at Blodgett Pool. The result extends the Crimson’s run of victories over the Lions to 11 in a row.
The Crimson’s rookie wrestlers continued to make their presence known this weekend as the team took the mats at the Keystone Invitational.
Capping an already historic season, the Harvard men’s water polo team claimed gold in Northeast Water Polo Conference tournament for the first time in the history of the program, and secured a spot in the NCAA Championships.
Up against a third-ranked Boston College team it had not beaten at home since 2006, the No. 11/10 Crimson exploded for five goals—including three third-period tallies within a single minute—en route to a 5-2 victory in front of a sell-out crowd at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
The Crimson came in 26th place overall with 551 points, again making history. This was the Harvard team’s best finish since 1983, when the team finished 13th out of a total 16 teams.