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.
Recruiting has played a huge part in the team’s improvement. Since 2011, head coach Lisa Miller has brought on 28 high school All-Americans. In 2014, the team’s incoming freshmen—now seniors—were ranked the seventh-best recruiting class in the nation.
The fall has Harvard-Yale. The winter culminates in the madness of March. While the spring lacks a signature event, this 2017 season brings four teams with compelling storylines. Follow softball, baseball, men's lacrosse, and women's lacrosse as the teams vie for Ivy success and individual glory.
It took two overtimes to determine the result, but Harvard (9-7, 4-2 Ivy) could not stop the trend of history as it fell to the Quakers (13-3, 6-1) 6-5, in Philadelphia, Pa. on Friday night. The defeat marked the second time this season that Penn has topped the Crimson by one point.
The Crimson (9-6, 4-3 Ivy) topped perennial rival Yale (5-10, 2-5) with an ease that belied the gravity of the situation, brushing aside the Bulldogs, 13-4, on Saturday in New Haven, Conn. The victory saw Harvard finish fourth in the conference standings to make it to the Ancient Eight tournament for the third season in a row and the fifth time in six years.