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Harvard coach Tommy Amaker's squad is in a much different place than it was a month ago.
Facing off against Yale in a best-of-three playoff series, the No. 4/4 Crimson looks to build off a successful regular season and move further into the postseason.
Harvard took the ice on Monday having brought up the rear in 11 of the 20 latest iterations of the annual tournament. In the consolation game of a Beanpot that has been anything but traditional, history held serve, as the No. 9/10 Eagles skated away with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory at TD Garden.
Despite trailing by as many as 12 points early on, the Crimson stormed back to beat Princeton on Friday, 63-55, to take command of the Ancient Eight standings.
With two weekends left in the ECAC season, Harvard will look to recapture its early season success when it travels to New York’s North Country to face No. 20/- St. Lawrence and Clarkson this weekend.
After the Quakers cut their deficit to six midway through the second half, the Crimson responded with a 12-0 run en route to its seventh consecutive conference victory.
Harvard will have to navigate a league brimming with talent in order to defend its conference title.
In a season that has had it all, there has only been one thing missing: the fans.
The No. 1 Harvard women’s squash team (13-1, 3-1 Ivy) brought home the Howe Cup as the national champion after defeating No. 3 Trinity (17-2), 7-2, at the Barnaby Courts in the Murr Center on Sunday.
After a lackluster first half in which both teams struggled from the floor, the Harvard’s men’s basketball team wasted no time after intermission, jumping out to a 22-2 run to begin the period en route to a 61-40 win.
Junior co-captain Siyani Chambers's jumper with 2.9 seconds remaining pushed the Crimson past Columbia in a 72-68 win Friday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
Led by a goal and two assists from junior left wing Jimmy Vesey, Harvard’s first line scored three times on Saturday, but the No. 14/13 Crimson left the ice unsatisfied with a draw against the Big Red.
After four straight losses, Harvard will try to right the ship against Colgate and Cornell at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center this weekend.
The championship of the 37th annual Women’s Beanpot was a battle of top-ranked teams. Boston College, which entered the game atop Hockey East and the NCAA national rankings, travelled across town to take on ECAC-leading Harvard to see which Beantown team deserved the city crown.