Game Stories

Led by Destiny
Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Pushes Win Streak to Six in Win Over Owls

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.

Survive and Advance
Men's Water Polo

Harvard Reaches First Final Four in Program History in OT Thriller

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.

Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Drops Third Straight Contest Against George Washington

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.

Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Downs Sacred Heart In Weekday Road Contest

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.

Women's Ice Hockey

Women's Ice Hockey Drops Double Header at Home

Facing off against Minnesota-Duluth on Friday and Saturday, the Crimson could not muster up enough offense to with either game.

Great Eight
Men's Water Polo

Men's Water Polo Gets First NCAA Championship Win

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.

More Than Adam's Apples
Men's Ice Hockey

Fox, Krusko Net First Goals as M. Hockey Cruises Past Bentley

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.

Not Enough Left
Men's Basketball

Holy Cross Swarms Men's Basketball, Hands Crimson Second Loss

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.

Off The Skate
Men's Ice Hockey

BU Tops Men's Hockey, 5-3, in Wild Battle of Top 10 Teams

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.

Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Edges Out Samford at Home

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.

Men's Swimming

Men's Swimming and Diving Cruises to Victory Over Columbia

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.

Wrestling

BRIEF: Youth and Veteran Talent Lead Wrestling in Keystone Classic

​The Crimson’s rookie wrestlers continued to make their presence known this weekend as the team took the mats at the Keystone Invitational.

Men's Water Polo

Men's Water Polo Wins NWPA Tournament, Earns NCAA Berth

​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.

Tear Down That Woll
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Gets Its 'Vengeance,' Knocks Off No. 3 BC, 5-2

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.

Track and Cross Country

Women's Cross Country, Led by All-American Smith, Finishes 26th at NCAA Nats

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.