Entering this past weekend, the Harvard football team had not lost to a non-conference opponent since losing to Holy Cross in 2011. The squad also hadn’t fallen on the road since succumbing to Penn in 2012, constituting the longest road winning-streak in the country. But all things must come to an end.
Despite the stunning progress Cornell has made in just one offseason, it was still no match for a Harvard team that seems more and more invincible by the week. The Crimson strolled to its second Ivy win of the season, a 29-13 victory over the Big Red in Cambridge, bolstered by defensive success across the board and an offensive attack centered around the rush.
Upperclassmen Kolbi Brown Joseph Foster, and Jake Forte rest on the bench with each other during the team’s game against Georgetown last Saturday. Several starters got the chance to rest during this game, as a few underclassmen logged some playing time, proving Harvard’s depth as they helped secure the win.
With a win despite the absences of several key players in this game, it is clear that Harvard has a substantial amount of depth at most positions. It seems as though the Crimson is well-equipped to handle the potential loss of starters on both sides of the ball moving forward.
Although the Crimson eventually pushed past Brown, 32-22, the visitors failed to score in the first and fourth quarters and made plenty of mistakes in between.
Less than five miles separate the No. 10/9 Harvard men’s hockey team’s home at the Bright-Landry Center from its crosstown rival’s rink in Chestnut Hill. But in the biggest game of the season, the distance between the two teams seemed much larger.
The Crimson rode the game's first four goals to a 5-2 win over RPI in a chippy first game of the ECAC quarterfinals.
The Crimson’s 10-year Ivy League title drought might not have ended in the way Harvard coach Ted Donato would have drawn it up, but a trophy is a trophy, no matter how small.
In front of the liveliest crowd of the year, the Harvard men’s basketball team failed to escape Yale for its third consecutive loss at Lavietes Pavilion. Though the teams were nearly even in the second half, a 9-0 run by the Bulldogs (17-5, 8-0 Ivy League) midway through the first half created enough separation to seal the eventual 67-55 win over the Crimson (10-14, 2-6).
After dropping five straight, the Harvard men’s basketball team finally escaped with a victory in front of a home crowd on Friday night. Although Brown (7-14, 2-5 Ivy League) pulled within three with under a minute to go, the Crimson (10-13, 2-5) held on for the victory, 79-73.
Playing without star forward Zena Edosomwan, the Harvard men’s basketball team dropped to 1-4 in Ivy League play with an 83-62 loss to Princeton at Jadwin Gymnasium.
Top-ranked Boston College scored five times in the opening period en route to a completely one-sided 8-0 victory in the Beanpot semifinals.
Propelled by two unanswered power-play goals midway through the second period on Monday, No. 4/4 BC marched onto next week’s championship game against Boston University, knocking off the No. 7/7 Crimson by a score of 3-2.
After splitting a weekend series with Quinnipiac and Princeton, the Harvard women's ice hockey team has a way to go until the postseason.
After leading by 16 at the break, the Crimson scored just 21 points after intermission and missed the front end of two one-and-ones with under a minute left that would have sealed the win against the Columbia Lions (15-6, 4-0). Columbia, who memorably lost to Harvard on a Siyani Chambers ’16-’17 buzzer beater last year when they visited Lavietes Pavilion, got revenge a year later when Alex Rosenberg drained a jumper as time expired, leading Columbia to a 55-54 win.