This past weekend the Harvard Red Line made it farther in the postseason than any team in program history.
For the fifth season in a row, the Harvard women’s golf team took the course in the NCAA regional round. This time around, the Crimson took a trip to The University Club in Baton Rouge, La. to join a field of 18 competitors. After three rounds of play, the women walked away in a tie for ninth.
Yale (13-2, 5-1 Ivy) pushed the lead to 14-9 in the final quarter to capture the Ivy League’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Crimson (8-8, 3-3 Ivy) never fell behind by more than two goals until late in the fourth quarter, but could not carry the momentum from its upset win over No. 2/2 Brown to another marquee victory over the Bulldogs.
Over the weekend, the Harvard women’s track and field team brought home its third consecutive outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal title. The Crimson women scored 160 total points and beat out Princeton and Cornell, who finished with 139 and 107 points, respectively.
It took two overtimes to determine the result, but Harvard (9-7, 4-2 Ivy) could not stop the trend of history as it fell to the Quakers (13-3, 6-1) 6-5, in Philadelphia, Pa. on Friday night. The defeat marked the second time this season that Penn has topped the Crimson by one point.
Late in the third quarter of a tied game against Brown, the No. 2/2 team in the nation, sophomore Morgan Cheek found himself being double-teamed by two Preseason All-Americans. Having played the game of his life up to that point, however, Cheek did not mind.
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.