On a chilly night at Harvard Stadium, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team narrowly suffered a 15-13 loss to No. 8 Albany. Having dropped four of its last five, the Crimson must rekindle its initial momentum, as the team chugs into the heart of its Ivy League schedule next weekend.
Snapping a three-game losing streak, Harvard men's lacrosse took down Ivy League rival Dartmouth, 14-7, over the weekend.
After being overwhelmed by its cross-town rival’s potent offense, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team continued its recent slide. The Crimson suffered its third-straight loss at the hands of No. 19 Boston University Tuesday evening at Nickerson Field in Boston, Massachusetts.
Entering spring break, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team found itself riding a four-game win streak to begin the season. On consecutive Saturdays, the Crimson suffered setbacks against one of the nation’s top teams in Penn State and an Ivy League foe in Brown. Harvard dropped its league opener for the third consecutive season.
While this week’s Athlete of the Week honors went to members of the Ivy League Championship winning women’s squash team, four other student-athletes had especially impressive performances this week, earning them Athlete of the Week runners-up honors.
Tri-captain and defenseman Ryan Norton made a crucial play in the fourth quarter when he traversed the length of the field for a late goal.
Harvard rode a hot start in its home-opener to overcome the late-charging Massachusetts Minutemen by a score of 11-7. The Crimson has now won three consecutive games against Massachusetts, its longest streak since 1984.
A top-heavy Harvard roster graduated 15 seniors in 2016—a class that included two Ivy League First Teamers and a nominee for the Tewaaraton Award, which recognizes the top collegiate player. In the wake of this mass exodus, the 2017 Crimson has mighty shoes to fill.
The early deficit served as a wake-up call of sorts for the Crimson as the guests scored the game’s next three goals and held on to beat Holy Cross, 12-9. Attacker Morgan Cheek led the way for Harvard (2-0) as the junior notched three goals to push his season total to seven.
The fall has Harvard-Yale. The winter culminates in the madness of March. While the spring lacks a signature event, this 2017 season brings four teams with compelling storylines. Follow softball, baseball, men's lacrosse, and women's lacrosse as the teams vie for Ivy success and individual glory.
By the time the rain had stopped on the damp Friday night showdown at Stevenson-Pincince Field, in Providence, R.I., it was Harvard who had emerged with a nailbiting, 13-12 victory.