If you put together a signature win over Duke, the third-best recruiting class in the country, and a preseason No. 12 ranking, expectations become almost impossible to meet.
After a walk-off finish in Game 2 of the Ivy League Championship Series, the Harvard softball team fell just short in its comeback bid in the final game, losing, 3-2, to Cornell Saturday at Niemand*Robison Field.
Needing only to beat its archrival Bulldogs (10-3, 4-2 Ivy) to secure a spot in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament, Harvard (6-6, 2-4) came up short.
Sophomore pitcher Rachel Brown pitched 10.1 innings over two games yesterday to help the Harvard softball team complete a four-game sweep of archrival Yale.
After all the hype that surrounded a No. 12 preseason ranking and the third-best recruiting class in the country, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team has a better chance of finishing dead last in the Ivy League than becoming one of the top four teams who will be invited to the inaugural Ivy League lacrosse tournament.
The Harvard men’s lacrosse team’s chances to earn its first postseason berth since 2006 took a serious blow Saturday when Ivy League bottom-dweller Penn (5-7, 1-4 Ivy) upset the No. 15 Crimson (5-5, 1-3), 12-7, at Franklin Field.
Locked in a 1-1 stalemate, the Crimson scored a season-high seven runs in the top of the 10th inning in an 8-1 rout of Providence College.
There aren’t that many things Harvard has failed to do since 1998, but beating Cornell in men’s lacrosse is one of them.
The Crimson rode strong pitching to its first sweep of Princeton (6-21, 0-4 Ivy) since 2007.
The scene outside Harvard Stadium before Friday night’s Harvard-Duke lacrosse game was something that Crimson lacrosse had never seen before.
The Blue Devils scored five goals in less than five minutes to open the contest, making sure the game was over before those lingering fans who went back for seconds at the Redbones booth even found a place to sit. Duke added three more goals before the first quarter ended, leaving a Harvard crowd of more than 13,000 in shock that the Blue Devils had more goals—eight—than the Crimson had shots—five—in the first quarter alone.
The Harvard-Duke lacrosse game this Friday not only represents the meeting of two lacrosse and academic powerhouses, but it also ...
The Terriers scored 11 runs—although not without some controversy—in the top of the first on the way to a 14-8 victory at Soldiers Field yesterday afternoon.
Over the weekend, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team lost to Brown, 13-11, marking the Crimson’s eighth straight defeat to Ivy rivals Brown, Cornell, and Princeton. But an even more improbable streak was extended during the loss.