Senior quarterback Joe Viviano was absent from last week's game against Holy Cross, leaving sophomore quarterback Tommy Stewart to his first career start. The team had less than 300 yards on offense for the first time all season against the Crusaders, but looks to bounce back against Princeton.
Harvard is coming off of a loss this week, defeated by Holy Cross 27-17 last weekend in Worcester, Mass. However, the Crimson is still atop the Ivy League standings at 4-1, going 2-0 in league play so far. Sitting with the team, though, are the Princeton Tigers.
Sophomore midfielder Victoria Boylett breaks away after doubling back to recover the ball from an opposing player during the Crimson’s 3-1 win against Maine on September 25. Everyone will need to do their part in order to overcome expectations and pull off a win against the No. 11 Tigers.
In a battle that will likely be for the Ivy League crown, field hockey conference leaders Harvard and Princeton will compete Saturday at the Tigers’ Bedford Field. The No. 20 Crimson (8-4, 4-0 Ivy League) haven’t won the division since 2004, when the team shared it with Penn. The No. 11 Tigers (9-5, 4-0 Ivy League), on the other hand, have taken the division title 21 of the last 22 times, the one exception being 2005.
The Crimson's 45-0 blowout of Georgetown at Harvard Stadium belongs to last year, as this year’s Hoyas enter tonight's rematch with the deserved confidence of an undefeated team.
The Harvard men’s soccer team looks to rebound from a turbulent California road trip this Saturday as it concludes its away portion of pre-Ivy League play, visiting Iona.
When it comes to gaining a bid to the NCAA Tournament, the Harvard women's volleyball team's chances of doing so at-large are slim. So, in the broad scheme of things, the results of its pre-Ivy League games did not matter. That all changes on Friday.
Former Crimson player Brooke Dickens ‘16 prepares to shoot as senior Midge Purce looks on during the team’s 2-0 win against Penn on Sepember 26, 2015. With Penn coming off a strong start to the season, the team will need all of its players to keep the Quakers from getting its first win against it since 2012.
The Harvard women’s soccer team (5-3-0, 0-0-0 Ivy) is heading into conference play on a hot streak, having won its last three games by a combined margin of 8-2. Unfortunately for the Crimson, however, lining up on the opposite side of the field this Saturday afternoon will be Penn (4-1-1, 0-0-0), the only team in the Ivy League that can lay claim to having even more momentum.
The 2016 Harvard football team embodies an age-old riddle—one that will come to life tonight at 7 p.m., when the Crimson kicks off its 143rd season with a home tilt against Rhode Island.
It is often when playing against completely new teams that a team develops. It is in these matchups that it realizes both the skills of which it has attained mastery, and what it needs to work on.
With its upset win over Brown on Friday night, the men's lacrosse team sets out to match up against Yale on Sunday in the Ivy League Tournament Final.
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.