Harvard kicked off its spring season with a 4-3 victory over South Methodist University on Friday and a handy 6-1 win over University of Texas, Arlington, on Sunday.
Despite promising results from captain Annika Ringblom and sophomores Jenna Friedel and Irene Lu, the Crimson dropped two out of three matches in Washington, D.C.
Continuing a difficult stretch of games against top opponents, Harvard dropped consecutive contests to No. 10 St. Lawrence and No. 2/2 Clarkson this weekend.
In a game with multiple momentum shifts and an audience that only got more boisterous, the Crimson put away the 4-3 win in overtime, and returned from its annual weekend in the North Country with three of four points.
After three lead changes, five advantages erased, and 12 goals altogether, the Crimson and the Golden Knights skated to a 6-6 draw.
Facing its highest-ranked opponent yet in a mid-week matchup, Harvard women’s hockey fell to No. 2/3 Boston College on the Eagles’ home ice. The Crimson has now lost all three of its games against top-10 teams in the past five days, having been outscored 16-8.
With a 3-1 victory over Princeton and a 2-2 tie with Quinnipiac this weekend, the Crimson nabbed three out of four possible ECAC points and remains without a loss in 2018.
Against a St. Lawrence team that had already racked up wins against Ivy League rivals No. 7 Princeton and No. 5 Penn, the Crimson squashed its opponent. In three games, opposing teams have yet to earn a single match against the No. 2 ranked Harvard.
In its last non-conference matchup of the season, Harvard capitalized on 23-2 run in the first quarter to claim the nine-point victory over La Salle. The win, the first of six consecutive home games, maintains the Crimson's undefeated record in the newly renovated Lavietes Pavilion.
The late game heroics would fall just short, however, as Harvard would give Wofford back-to-back offensive rebounds on the hosts' final possession. Sophomore forward Seth Towns fouled Wofford senior guard Derrick Brooks on one end before coming up short with a layup attempt on the other.
Harvard carried play for much of the game and outshot the Engineers, 41-27, but the teams skated to an even 2-2 score after 65 minutes of hockey. The ECAC foes traded scores in the first 40 minutes of play and entered the third frame even at one. In the final third of regulation, each team lit the lamp en route to a stalemate.
Riding a two-game win streak into its Ancient Eight opener, the women's basketball team failed to overcome Dartmouth's early lead, ultimately falling 63-56. Throughout the match, the Crimson committed 21 turnovers, tying its season-high.
In the spirit of the new year, the Harvard men’s hockey team is hoping to steer its season in a new direction. After struggling on the road in 2017, the squad returned home to the Bright-Landry Hockey Center this weekend and reached another checkpoint on its journey back to contending in the ECAC. For the first time since early November, the Crimson sits above .500 thanks to wins over RPI and Union.
In what is deemed its second toughest tournament of the season, the wrestling team traveled to Evanston, Ill., to compete against the nation's best. Of the group's 14 competitors, six posted points for the team, which finished the two-day tournament in 30th place.