Sports Front Feature
This year, the Crimson travels to New Haven to play an unfamiliar role: spoiler. While the Bulldogs have already clinched a share of the Ivy League title, Harvard aims to prevent Yale from earning an outright crown.
A deep three-point jumper from Bryce Aiken with 1.5 seconds left to play lifted the Harvard men’s basketball team to a wild 70-67 overtime victory over Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion.
The Quakers pounded Harvard for 281 rushing yards and held the offense under 10 points for the first time since 2009. The Crimson has fallen to Penn the past three seasons.
Every showdown between the Harvard men’s hockey team and Cornell promises to be a great on-ice display. On Saturday night, the meeting between the two teams was more than great—it was an instant classic.
Come Friday, the Crimson begins its trek to redemption at Lavietes against MIT. While Harvard’s starting lineup is still anyone’s guess, one thing is for certain: the Crimson’s sophomore class will be at the center of the team’s success.
The Harvard men’s hockey team didn’t expect to be .500 heading into a much-anticipated matchup with Cornell on Saturday. Nevertheless, the No. 5 Crimson fell to Colgate, 2-1, on Friday night, evening its record at just that. By the mid-way point of the game, Harvard found itself in a two-goal hole. The Raiders were simply the more opportunistic team in Friday’s bout, cashing in on their chances despite being outshot 31-20.
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If you want to hang with the best teams, you have to be able to play in their rinks. The Harvard men’s hockey team certainly considers itself among the NCAA’s elite—so does the USCHO poll, in which the Crimson ranks fifth this week. And now, Harvard will have a chance to justify this ranking as it takes to the road for a program-record nine straight contests. The new-look 2017-2018 squad will visit Colgate and No. 14/12 Cornell in a pair of conference matchups.
After throwing four interceptions in the first 20 minutes, the Crimson roared back for 21 points and survived a late drive. The win vaults Harvard back into the championship race.
After a weekend of Ivy League play, the Crimson is done playing at home until 2018. Despite the urge to relish its final game in Cambridge for two months, Harvard showed little hospitality to visiting Brown on Saturday night. Looking to avenge a disappointing loss to Yale the night prior, the Crimson achieved the weekend split by topping the Bears in a shutout effort, 3-0.
“It’s a new year. We lost a lot of great players, a lot of great leadership.” For the Harvard men’s hockey team, these words from coach Ted Donato ’91 are all too familiar. Each season, and especially the last two, the talent walking the stage in late May seems irreplaceable. And yet, the Crimson is starting to develop a knack for turning over its roster and staying competitive year in and year out.
As much cold as winter can bring, Harvard basketball and ice hockey teams promise sizzling action this season. Both men's and women's basketball aim to take the next step and claim an elusive championship. Meanwhile, men's hockey looks to rediscover magic from last year, while women's hockey looks to rebound.
On Friday night, the Harvard men’s hockey team once again did something it rarely does. Except this time, it wasn’t a good thing. After going unbeaten in Cambridge last season, the Crimson finally lost a home match.