Down to the final inning of the 2016 regular season, Harvard softball faced elimination from playoff contention on Tuesday.
Forced to watch their opponents celebrate on Senior Day, the Harvard baseball team was left to rue its missed opportunities as its season came to an abrupt end.
The final regatta of the season was less than the best performance from the tea, finishing twelfth out of the 18 teams competing.
Harvard opened the tournament with a loss to No. 17 Princeton before defeating Connecticut College and George Washington. With a fifth-place finish on the line, however, the injury-plagued Crimson fell in its season-finale to No. 20 Bucknell, by four goals, to settle for a sixth-place finish.
The Crimson (9-6, 4-3 Ivy) topped perennial rival Yale (5-10, 2-5) with an ease that belied the gravity of the situation, brushing aside the Bulldogs, 13-4, on Saturday in New Haven, Conn. The victory saw Harvard finish fourth in the conference standings to make it to the Ancient Eight tournament for the third season in a row and the fifth time in six years.
While most of the squad rested in preparation for the outdoor Ivy League championships next weekend, the Harvard track and field team sent a small delegation of athletes to the Penn Relays and Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational this past weekend. The team came home with a bevy of first-place finishes.
With little time left in the regular season, the Harvard and Radcliffe heavyweight and lightweight teams looked to leave its mark in the water. With the men's heavyweight crew team win, the team takes home Adams Cup for the 18th consecutive year, and the 53rd out of 80 years.
In the final weekend before the beginning of championship season, the Harvard sailing team posted three top-ten finishes in its co-ed events, highlighted by a victory in the 81st Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup.