Sports Front Feature
- Subscribe via RSS
Men’s hockey standout forward Jimmy Vesey, a Nashville Predators prospect, announced his intent to return to Harvard for his senior season on Tuesday.
The Harvard men's ice hockey team saw its season come to a close in South Bend, Ind. on Saturday after dropping its NCAA tournament opener to Nebraska-Omaha, 4-1.
Senior wing Wesley Saunders had North Carolina on its heels for much of Thursday's game, but Harvard fell just short, 67-65.
When Harvard meets Minnesota for the national championship, the game will mean more than clash of two highly talented teams. It will also symbolize the clash of two hockey cultures.
For the third time in 11 years, the Minnesota women's ice hockey team denied Harvard the NCAA title, defeating the Crimson, 4-1.
The last time the sixth seed in the ECAC men’s hockey tournament was crowned a champion, Harvard was the one lifting the Whitelaw Cup. Eleven years later, the Crimson did it again.
Led by Crimson junior goalie Emerance Maschmeyer’s season-high 43 saves, the Harvard women’s ice hockey team defeated Boston College, 2-1, to advance to the NCAA championship game to be held on Sunday afternoon.
After earning a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006, the Harvard men's ice hockey team heads to South Bend, Ind., where it will take on Nebraska-Omaha in the opening round. The start of the tournament comes on the heels of the end of the NCAA Women's Frozen Four, which saw the Crimson reach the national championship game before falling to Minnesota. The Harvard men's basketball team also made the tournament but fell to fourth-seeded North Carolina, 67-65, when senior wing Wesley Saunder's three-pointer clanged off the backboard and rim as time expired.
Trailing 2-1 in the final minutes of regulation, Harvard’s season appeared to be on life support. But a late goal from Patrick McNally and a Jimmy Vesey double-overtime winner launched Harvard into next weekend's ECAC tournament semifinals in Lake Placid, N.Y.
The Harvard men’s basketball team is going dancing again. Co-captain and forward Steve Moundou-Missi hit a jumper from the top of the key in the final seconds to give the Crimson a 53-51 win over Yale in Saturday’s Ivy League Playoff.
For the sixth-seeded Crimson (17-11-3, 11-8-3 ECAC), a sweep of the Bears marked an important change of pace. The squad led by coach Ted Donato ’91 now carries a three-game winning streak into Ingalls Rink with a chance to clinch a spot in the semifinals in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Harvard will play Yale in neutral Philadelphia Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Ivy League tiebreaker. The winner will move on to the NCAA Tournament, where the Crimson beat Cincinnati in an upset last year before falling in a thriller to Michigan State. Yale has not been to the NCAA Tournament since 1962.
Over the past three years, the No. 18/- Harvard men’s ice hockey team has faced off against the No. 12/12 Yale squad 10 times. Home, away, or in New York City, the Crimson failed to notch a win in any of the matchups with its biggest rival.
Following a 7-3 win over Cornell in the ECAC Championship game Sunday, the Crimson clinched the No. 3 seed and home ice advantage for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.