The Crimson came into the season’s inaugural matchup with history on its side. Not only had Harvard never lost to the Rams, but also the Crimson had won the past two matchups by at least 30 points.
Despite the loss, the Crimson gave a strong performance that can serve as a base upon which to build for the rest of the season. “We had a few guys who weren’t healthy for the game so I think once they get back in the lineup that could help us with our attack going forward,” Gylling said. “We’re also talking about keeping our outside mids wider and looking for more productivity from the forwards.”
Harvard followed up a narrow 2-1 loss to the Wildcats (4-5-0) on Friday afternoon with a convincing 3-0 victory over the Pirates (0-6-2) on Sunday.
The Harvard women’s volleyball team can claim the title as the queen of New England after completing a three-game sweep of Boston College, Northeastern, and UMass Lowell this weekend.
Taking the first two sets, it appeared that the women’s volleyball team would cruise past Boston College. But the Eagles clawed their way back into the game, extending the match to five sets.
Senior midfielder Dani Stollar provided the game-winner, heading in the golden goal in the 95th minute, while senior co-captain Caroline Chagares got the Crimson on the board in the first half. Freshman forward Murphy Agnew had a stellar game as well, chipping in two crosses for her first two career assists.
With the 16-11 loss to Cornell in the semifinals of the Ivy League Tournament, the women's lacrosse team's season has drawn to a close.
The softball team was unable to dethrone Princeton in the Ivy League Championship Series, ultimately falling in two games, 1-0 and 13-4.
Doing just as well on the West Coast as they tend to do on the east, Harvard's sprinters had a standout weekend. The women's 4x100 team finished in 44.87 seconds, the second-fastest time in conference history.