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A header from junior midfielder Brooke Dickens in the 102nd minute provided the difference in Harvard's 1-0 win over the Wildcats on Thursday.
The Crimson more than doubled its previous season scoring output with a trio of goals en route to its first win of the year.
With the score tied at two in the first overtime of the Crimson's home opener, Harvard converted a corner with five minutes remaining in the contest to earn the win.
The Crimson (3-2-0) suffered its first defeats of the young season, losing on the road to Boston College (7-1-0) before suffering a narrow defeat at home against Colgate (5-1-1).
Looking to kick off the season with a successful start, the Harvard men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to New Haven this weekend to compete against Ivy League rivals Yale and Princeton at the H-Y-P meet.
For the second straight game, the Harvard men’s soccer team (0-3-0) failed to convert key scoring chances late, ultimately falling, 2-1, to St. John’s (1-3-2) on Saturday. The Crimson has lost its first three games by a combined four goals, allowing six goals on only 13 shots on goal.
Harvard turned it around to win both games and emerge with a split 2-2 record for the tournament.
The Crimson was unable to repeat last year’s strong finish, placing sixth at the Doc Gimmler tournament.
Fatigue played a significant role in the final 15 minutes of the contest, costing the Crimson the lead and ultimately the game, as the squad fell to Brown, 25-14, in the first ever varsity Ivy League women's rugby matchup.
The Crimson opened its 2014 season with two games this weekend, emerging victorious against Bryant on Friday night and over Holy Cross on Sunday afternoon at Jordan Field.
With the exception of its season-ending loss to BU in the NCAA tournament, the Harvard women’s soccer team finished its 2013 campaign by going unbeaten in 13 straight matches. This weekend, the Crimson opened its 2014 season in strong fashion, as its young stars carried the team to two victories.
The Harvard men’s water polo team started its season off on a high note this weekend, winning all three of its games at the Princeton Invitational and living up to its ranking as the 19th-best team in the country.
After two wins featuring multiple comebacks over Santa Clara and Central Connecticut State to start off the season at the Harvard Invitational Tournament, the Harvard women’s volleyball team failed to pull off the weekend sweep after falling behind early to Delaware on Saturday.
After entering the year with high expectations, the Harvard men’s soccer team went winless on its first road trip of the year, losing in tight matches against No. 9 Georgetown and George Washington.