Led by forward Eric Lampe—who had a hat trick in the game—the No. 20 Bobcats (8-1-0, 4-0 ECAC) steamrolled the Harvard men's hockey team (1-3-1, 1-3-1 ECAC) in Hamden, Conn. this past weekend, by a score of 5-1.
Even nature couldn’t defeat the Harvard women’s soccer team, which found itself in a 1-1 tie in the second half on Saturday at Ohiri Field, fighting both Dartmouth and a 29 mph wind.
But the Crimson (8-6-1, 5-1 Ivy) was undeterred, and in the 87th minute notched the go-ahead goal to hold off the Big Green (8-7, 3-3) for the 2-1 win and, more importantly, for the Ivy League championship.
In the Crimson’s mid-week matchup against Providence, Harvard was able to claim victory anyway, but against Princeton (7-5-2, 2-2) on Saturday, the setback was more costly. No. 9 Harvard (10-3-1, 2-1-1 Ivy) could not score again in regulation and surrendered the game-winning goal in the second overtime to lose to the Tigers, 2-1.
Athletes are admired for the sacrifices they make for their sports—they wake up early to go to the gym, they force themselves through painful conditioning, and they spend hours practicing when they could be doing something more fun. But rarely does someone sacrifice something as basic as sleep. Harvard junior Richard Hill, of the men’s varsity squash team, did just that, going nearly seven months without sleeping for more than two hours at a time.
The Harvard men’s water polo team dropped back-to-back games at home this weekend. On Saturday, in the conference final against Fordham, the Crimson (5-16, 3-3 CWPA) lost 12-7. Less than 24 hours later, Harvard was in the pool again to face St. Francis College (10-3) in the last game before the CWPA Northern Division Championships on Nov. 7. The Crimson hung tight with a dominant Terriers team throughout the first half, but was ultimately blown away, 18-10.
A tie, in sports, can spark nearly every reaction. There are victorious ties, heartbreaking ties, and I-can’t-believe-we-played-this-entire-game-just-to-tie ties.
When the No. 8 Harvard men’s soccer team tied 1-1 with Cornell this past Saturday, the reaction was mostly one of relief.
This was due to a slow start, which left the Crimson in jeopardy of losing the important Ivy League matchup. The team came out unfocused, and gave up an early goal.
A star Harvard runner, he blew away the competition last Friday in a dual meet against Yale, placing first by a decisive margin of 24 seconds. Chenoweth finished the 8-kilometer circuit in 24:20, his personal best for the Franklin Park course.
After a much-talked-about start in which the team won six consecutive games, the No. 8 Harvard men’s soccer team fell at last to then-No. 3 Wake Forest this past weekend. The loss was the first real blemish on an otherwise perfect season. Now the Crimson (6-1) must bounce back for the first time this season, facing Yale in the Ivy League opener.
Harvard visits the Bulldogs (2-3-2) tomorrow night in the 96th matchup between the two schools.