In a pair of matchups that featured the first Ancient Eight game of the year and a clash against a ranked team, the Harvard field hockey team left the Berylson Family Field Hockey Field with a pair of victories under its belt after defeating Yale and #19 Maine.
In a match between what could pan out to be the top two teams in the Ancient Eight, the Crimson handily beat the Big Green in three straight sets.
Former Crimson player Brooke Dickens ‘16 prepares to shoot as senior Midge Purce looks on during the team’s 2-0 win against Penn on Sepember 26, 2015. With Penn coming off a strong start to the season, the team will need all of its players to keep the Quakers from getting its first win against it since 2012.
The Harvard women’s soccer team (5-3-0, 0-0-0 Ivy) is heading into conference play on a hot streak, having won its last three games by a combined margin of 8-2. Unfortunately for the Crimson, however, lining up on the opposite side of the field this Saturday afternoon will be Penn (4-1-1, 0-0-0), the only team in the Ivy League that can lay claim to having even more momentum.
Senior Anthony Firkser makes a block to create an opening for his teammate to run through during the Crimson’s home opener against Rhode Island on September 16. Firkser made an impact right from the start, catching seven passes from senior Joe Viviano for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the 51-21 win.
Last September, the Harvard women won the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet by a one-point margin for the first time in over 10 years. This year, the team would not be able to climb back to the top spot.
This final weekend of action before the beginning of conference play was an opportunity for Harvard to tune-up one last time as the squad prepares to host Yale next Friday. But both games against Northeastern and UMass ended in disappointment for the Crimson.
On the second weekend of competition for the Harvard sailing team, the group, participating in four events, continually placed in the middle of the pack.
This weekend, the Beren Tennis Center witnessed 78 matches as the Harvard men’s tennis team took on Illinois, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M in the grueling Chowder Fest tournament.
Returning six members from last year’s No. 55 ranked squad, the Harvard women’s tennis team began the 2016-2017 campaign with decent performances across the board against the likes of the University of California Berkeley, Oklahoma State, and Georgia Tech.