With matchups against Princeton and NJIT on tap this weekend, the Crimson could clinch an EIVA playoff spot or see its season end in disappointing fashion on its home court.
In a game that went down to the wire last Wednesday night, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team (5-5, 1-1 Ivy League) ultimately fell to Albany by a final score of 10-9. This Saturday, after a weekend off, the Crimson looks to rebound from the narrow defeat as it faces off against Ancient Eight foe, Cornell (4-4, 1-2), on Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, N.Y.
For a chance at redemption against the Lions and to start its conference season on a strong note, Harvard will need to learn from its otherwise rocky season and harness the momentum from its past three victories.
Last weekend, a disallowed goal in the last minute of a close game handed the Harvard women’s lacrosse team a one-point loss against No. 10/11 Princeton. This Saturday, the Crimson looks to rebound as it faces Ivy League rival Dartmouth at Harvard Stadium.
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Harvard and Quinnipiac will square off for the ECAC championship tonight in Lake Placid.
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The Crimson has been invited to the WNIT for the sixth time in program history. No Harvard team, however, has ever progressed beyond the second round of any postseason competition.
Since leagues award automatic bids to their tournament champions—teams that might not be ranked among the top 16—Harvard has little margin for error. A series loss this weekend would immediately place the Crimson’s season on life support.
This Saturday, the No. 7 Harvard men’s lacrosse team (4-1) looks to rebound as it faces off against Penn State (4-2) at Penn State Lacrosse Field. The last time the two teams faced off, the Crimson squad earned an early lead against the Nittany Lions, maintaining a close lead throughout most of the game before finally widening the margin at the end of the third quarter, resulting in an overall 12-9 victory.
Now, the members of the senior class have set their sights on redemption, and ending their collegiate careers with another Ivy League regular season championship. If accomplished, it would make this class the first ever in school history to graduate with multiple conference titles.
At 8-6 overall and 5-2 in conference play, Harvard stands at second in the EIVA. The Crimson has beaten St. Francis (then ranked No. 15 in the nation), Princeton (the only other Ivy school with a program), and George Mason (the squad that ended Harvard’s 2015 season).
Led by perhaps the league’s top infield—as well as two top-line starters—and challenged by a rigorous non-conference schedule, Harvard will look to end up on the other side of one-run games, of which it lost seven in Ivy play last season.