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The last time the sixth seed in the ECAC men’s hockey tournament was crowned a champion, Harvard was the one lifting the Whitelaw Cup. Eleven years later, the Crimson did it again.
Senior heavyweight David Ng was the lone member of the Crimson to qualify for the national tournament, after capturing 5th place at the EIWA conference championships two weeks prior.
Prior to Friday afternoon’s ECAC tournament semifinal game between the No. 17/15 Harvard and No. 7/7 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey teams, Jimmy Vesey received his trophy as ECAC Player of the Year. Over the ensuing 60 minutes of hockey, the junior forward proved why he deserved the honor.
The Harvard women’s water polo team (14-7, 5-1 CWPA) trekked to sunny California to take on some of the nation’s best in its annual spring break trip. Adjusting to outdoor play proved to be a smooth transition as the Crimson claimed three wins out of five games in just four days of play.
After trailing for all but the opening 40 seconds of play against ACC power North Carolina, the Crimson stormed back to take a two-point lead with 1:15 remaining. But four straight Tar Heel points prompted Harvard senior wing Wesley Saunders to heave up one last shot as time expired, one that failed to extend the Crimson's season.
The Harvard baseball team bounced back from its 0-4 weekend against Stetson with a pair of victories on Tuesday afternoon over Massachusetts in Winter Haven, Fla.
Although the Crimson rallied to claim the game and avoid the shutout, the visitors could not avert an eventual 3-1 loss to the Waves.
By the end of the first quarter of the No. 15/16 Harvard mens lacrosse team’s game against No. 2/2 UNC in Chapel Hill on Tuesday night, the Tar Heels had already run away to a 5-0 lead.
While Harvard went into halftime with a slim 6-5 advantage, Brown used a 3-1 third quarter to take a one-goal lead into the final frame. The Bears scored four goals in the last 4:11 to turn a slim 10-8 margin into a comfortable victory.
Two sophomore players notched hat-tricks for Harvard in the 17-5 Crimson win.
Senior Akeo Maifeld-Carucci and sophomore Rachel Hampton traveled just shy of the Canadian border to compete against the best in the nation this past weekend, returning to Cambridge with solid performances and experience under their belts.
For sophomore thrower Nikki Okwelogu, an indoor season filled with success, titles, and records came to an end in the same manner which many of her previous competitions had ended—with another shattered Ivy League record.
The Harvard softball team suffered five consecutive losses in the San Diego Classic II tournament this weekend to open its 12-game spring break trip in California.
Trailing 2-1 in the final minutes of regulation, Harvard’s season appeared to be on life support. But a late goal from Patrick McNally and a Jimmy Vesey double-overtime winner launched Harvard into next weekend's ECAC tournament semifinals in Lake Placid, N.Y.
For the Harvard men’s ice hockey team, five seconds in the final minute made the difference in a 2-0 loss in Game 2 of the ECAC tournament quarterfinals on Saturday.