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.
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.
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.
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.