No. 14 men’s water polo went a perfect 2-0 on the weekend, pulling out two victories in two very close games. Saturday afternoon, the Crimson defeated No. 15 Brown 11-10 in overtime. Its success rolled over into the second game of the day, defeating crosstown rival MIT 10-8. Harvard improved its record to 11-4 this season and 3-2 in conference play.
There was no haven to be found. And yet, they persevered, putting forth strong performances against productive players. Competing against relatively familiar competition at the Yale Bulldog invitational in Brown, Dartmouth, and UMass Amherst, the Harvard women’s tennis team continued to grind its way through the early portion of their fall season.
Cornell sits deep in upstate New York. For miles there is nothing but trees and hills until there is suddenly a tall concrete parking garage. Atop that garage sits the the Big Red’s windy football field.
Junior co-captain Christina Cornelius prepares to provide backup as freshman outside hitter Mindie Mabry makes a play against conference rival Cornell during its 3-1 win on Sept. 29. The team has a near perfectIvy League record, with only one loss.The team remains well positionedto claim an Ivy title, there is now less room for error than before.
“Past performance is not indicative of future results”: so often seen in the fine print of historical financial data, the phrase applied in Saturday’s soccer game. In its penultimate road match of the season, the Harvard men’s soccer team (2-6-2, 1-1 Ivy League) faced off against a team it had not lost to since 2012, including a 4-0 route in 2016.
In the first-to-three points structure that is college volleyball, games can last as short as one hour or as long as three hours. The Harvard women’s volleyball team (9-5, 4-1 Ivy League) saw both extremes this weekend, as it finished as the beneficiaries of a long five-set victory against Penn (7-7, 2-3) while suffering a quick three-set loss against Princeton.
On a warm Saturday afternoon at Mignone field, the No. 4 Harvard Radcliffe women’s rugby team (3-1-1, 1-1 Ivy) was unable to mount a comeback against the No. 1 Dartmouth College team in a 39-10 loss.
12 games into the season, the upstart freshman duo of Murphy Agnew and Lauren Raimondo had shown signs of budding chemistry on the front line, but had yet to link up for a goal. That all changed on Saturday, when the Harvard women’s soccer team traveled to Cornell for a conference showdown.
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.
This past weekend, the Harvard men’s tennis team opened its fall play with the annual Chowder Fest tournament at home. The Crimson hosted Buffalo, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin at the Beren Tennis Center throughout the three-day tournament.