Freshman Kyle Rehkemper, shown above in previous action, put in a solid performance over the weekend for the Crimson—recording 23 kills—but it wasn’t enough to propel Harvard to victory. The Crimson dropped two road games, one at Saint Francis Friday and the other at Juniata the next day.
Freshman outside hitter Chris Gibbons, one of four rookie starters for the Crimson, was second on the squad with nine kills in a 3-0 win over Stevens at home Saturday night. Gibbons has picked up 61 kills on the year, helping spark Harvard to a 5-1 record—its best start since 2004.
Pascal Mensah, shown here in earlier action, took an unconventional path to Cambridge. He lived in Ghana, Suriname, North Carolina, and New Hampshire, but, thanks to his hard work and the kindness of numerous strangers, Mensah ultimately found his way to Harvard.
Senior forward Chloe Keating ended her Crimson field hockey career on a high note, netting Harvard’s only goal of the day against Columbia. The fourth-year player buried a shot off of an assist from junior co-captain Carly Dixon, sparking a solid second-half effort from the Crimson on Senior Day. Unfortunately for Keating’s squad, the Lions held on for the 3-1 victory.