Harvard competed in its final Ancient Eight home matchup of the season. The Crimson was unable to mount a comeback against Penn despite late-game heroics on Senior Night.
Senior midfeilder Megan Hennessey sprints back on defense in Tuesday night’s match-up. The senior scored two goals in 30 seconds to help solidify the team’s 12-3 lead heading into the half. Hennessey was one of five players to score more than one goal, with three others netting hat tricks.
For 15 minutes of Saturday’s game against No. 7 Princeton, everything seemed to be going well for the Harvard women’s lacrosse team. The Tigers had scored three times, and the Crimson had answered each goal with a score of its own, leaving the game tied at 3-3 halfway through the opening period. However, the Tigers had a significant edge in the only category that really counts. Princeton (9-1, 3-0 Ivy League) blew Harvard (6-5, 3-1 Ivy) away with a barrage of goals, erasing any memory of the early tie as it beat the Crimson, 20-5, in Princeton, N.J.
Senior Marisa Romeo from women's lacrosse and sophomore Gabby Thomas from women's track and field bring home this week's Athlete of the Week honors.
In each of its last two matchups, the Harvard women’s lacrosse team has had to contend with a late push from its opponent. Dartmouth’s late efforts would not be enough to overcome a dominating offensive performance from the Crimson. In the end, Harvard (6-4, 3-0 Ivy) came away with the win in Hanover, N.H., beating out the Big Green, 17-12 to remain undefeated in the Ancient Eight.
Harvard will look to keep its undefeated record in the Ivy League alive this Saturday when it travels to Dartmouth to take on conference rival Dartmouth.
The Harvard women’s lacrosse team certainly has experience with close games. Tuesday’s non-conference matchup against Stanford at Harvard Stadium fit the pattern. Despite holding the lead for the majority of the game, the Crimson let up a goal in the final two seconds to lose by a single tally, 10-9.
An impressive weekend for Harvard athletics saw outstanding performances from a number of athletes. Freshman Dean Farris of the men’s swimming and diving team and junior Merrick Madsen of the men’s hockey team were awarded co-Athletes of the Week recognition. However, Gabby Thomas of women’s track and field and Marisa Romeo of women’s lacrosse also had notable performances, earning them Athlete of the Week runners-up honors.
Senior defender Robyn White drives against a Princeton defender last season in a losing effort. The Crimson came up with a simlar result Wednesday night at Harvard Stadium against Massachusetts, which was the team’s second loss in a row after going on a three-game winning streak.
Despite facing a 10-6 deficit in the first half, the Crimson fought back to force overtime. However, the come-from-behind effort proved fruitless, as the Orange triumphed, 17-16.