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With two outs and two on base in the top of the first inning, sophomore infielder Giana Panariello stepped up to the plate and belted one into deep right field. 3-0, Harvard. While the blast seemed like the start of a sweet night, it would turn sour five innings later as the Crimson's early lead turned into a devastating defeat.
In the first matchup this season against the Bears in the Ivy League tournament, the Crimson fell by one goal. This time, the squad came away with a tightly contested 7-6 victory at home.
The Crimson came out "flat" in a 6-2 loss to the Terriers on Tuesday afternoon.
Sophomore Marisa Romeo scored four goals as Harvard raced out to an 8-0 lead Tuesday night in a 12-4 victory over the visiting Crusaders.
A four-run fourth inning propelled the Minutemen to a 6-5 win and a spot in the Beanpot Championship. The Crimson (16-16, 5-7 Ivy) had handily beaten UMass (9-11, 7-5 Atlantic) in two prior meetings over spring break in Florida.
Entering the week ranked fourth in the CWPA Poll, the Crimson managed to win its first contest of the weekend against Notre Dame College but fell to Indiana and Michigan, two of the three teams that separate Harvard from the top of the rankings.
The Harvard women’s tennis team hosted its first two Ivy League matches of the 2015 campaign this weekend. But the friendly confines of the Beren Tennis Center provided the Crimson with the same results as last weekend.
The Harvard men’s volleyball team entered the weekend with a pair of precious possibilities—the chance of marring Penn State’s unblemished conference record on one day and solidifying a playoff position on the next with a win over St. Francis. But the Crimson failed to achieve either objective.
After weeks of preparing for the NEISA Team Race Championship, the Harvard sailing team finished the weekend with a fifth place finish, falling short of a bid to nationals by one race. In addition, contingents competing at the Mystic Lake Team Race and Emily Wick Trophy took fifth and 18th respectively.
With both bragging rights and spots in the historic Harvard-Yale vs. Oxford-Cambridge meet on the line, the Harvard men’s and women’s track and field teams once again delivered over the rival Elis.
Harvard took the middle two games of its series against the Bears behind a 21-run outburst one day and strong pitching the next. But the Crimson dropped the other two contests to fall three games behind the Big Green in its division.
With the score knotted at nine and under three minutes to play, Penn freshman midfielder Kevin McGeary completed his hat trick and gave the Quakers their first lead of the game—the only one that they would need.
All four Harvard crew teams were in action this weekend, with the men's squads capturing the Stein Cup and the Biglin Bowl and the women's lightweights nabbing the Knecht Cup.
Junior midfielder Ian Ardrey, pictured above in March 7 action against Penn State, currently leads the team in goals with 22. He tallied a goal in Harvard’s win against BU Tuesday night off of six shots on goal, bringing his point total for the season up to 29.
In its last nonconference matchup of the season, the men's lacrosse team was able to narrowly get past the Terriers to pick up a 9-8 win.