The Harvard softball team stayed in contention for an Ivy League Championship Series bid as it tripped up to Providence, R.I., and swept Brown in a three-game weekend series, putting the Crimson second in the Ivy North Division behind only Dartmouth. The three victories extended Harvard’s Ivy win streak to five consecutive games. The Crimson’s away record improved to 7-5 as well.
In Providence, R.I., Harvard softball stayed in contention for an Ivy League Championship Series bid as it swept Brown in a three-game weekend series, putting the Crimson second in the Ivy North Division behind only Dartmouth. The three victories extended Harvard’s Ivy League winning streak to five consecutive games.
Returning to Cambridge after an away win at Bryant, Harvard (15-15, 6-6 Ivy) looked to reverse its fortunes as it kicked off its divisional slate with two doubleheaders against Yale (11-24, 5-7). The Crimson managed to do just that, taking three of four from its rival from New Haven.
Despite the ups and downs of the weekend, one constant was sophomore shortstop Rhianna Rich, who was named Athlete of the Week. The El Segundo, Calif. native had nine hits in 14 at bats, including two triples.
Harvard softball traveled to Philadelphia and New York to kick off its 2017 Ivy League slate against conference foes Penn and Columbia. A year removed from finishing as the runner-up in the Ancient Eight, the Crimson faltered in its first two conference doubleheaders.
Following a hot start to its 2017 season, the Harvard women’s softball team faltered in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Rainbow Wahine Classic, losing six of its seven contests. All told, Harvard played 12 games in nine days between the Long Beach State Tournament and the tournament in Hawaii.
The Harvard softball team wrapped up a nearly perfect weekend in California to open spring break play. Finishing 4-1, the Crimson won four straight against San Diego State, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, and Longwood, before coming up short in a rematch with San Diego State.