Entering the tournament seeded No. 2, Harvard fit the bill and placed second following a weekend of tennis. With easy wins against Brown and Cornell, it was only in the championship match that the Crimson faltered to Dartmouth.
“The win this year was more about backing up what we had already achieved,” sophomore Gina Kennedy said.
Harvard women’s basketball recorded its first road win in conference play, but came up a rebound and a basket short of recording its first road sweep and practically guaranteeing its chances of making the Ivy League tournament.
Harvard split their road trip this weekend against two ranked opponents, going 1-1 in the last two matches of the 2017-2018 regular season. The Crimson took down No. 8/8 St. Lawrence on Friday night in before falling to ECAC-leaders, No. 2/2 Clarkson by a score of 3-1 on Saturday evening.
A 17-0 run in the first half propelled Harvard to a 15-point win over Yale on Saturday night. The victory also clinched the Crimson a spot in the Ivy League Tournament.
A late offensive spurt from sophomore forwards Seth Towns and Chris Lewis closed out a foul-heavy Friday night as the Harvard men’s basketball team edged Brown, 65-58, at Lavietes Pavilion.
On Saturday, the Harvard men’s hockey team honored its seven seniors for their contributions to the program over the last four years. But in the Crimson’s 5-2 victory over No. 7/3 Clarkson, it was the underclassmen who carried the way.
In the Beanpot consolation game, the Crimson overcame a 3-1 deficit thanks to a pair of goals by freshaman forward Becca Gilmore to defeat Northeastern, 4-3.
In straight sweeps of No. 5 Yale and No. 10 Brown, Harvard increased its undefeated streak to 50 matches—spanning more than three years—and claimed its third straight outright Ivy League title.
Harvard took care of business this weekend, but second-ranked Columbia controlled its own destiny and likewise won twice, capturing the Ivy League crown in the process.
All weekend, the Crimson saw a lot of its success in doubles play. Harvard was able to pick up the doubles point against both Yale and Penn.
In its first Ivy League road trip of the conference schedule, the Killer P's—Penn and Princeton—proved too much for the women’s basketball team. The Crimson’s win streak was snapped at six with the pair of losses.