You usually don’t associate the summer months with collegiate athletics. But for a number of reasons—one big one being the Olympics—the summer of 2012 was different for Harvard athletes. Here are just a few of the memorable moments from an incredible three months, in no particular order.
Like a spitfire, Northeastern senior attacking midfielder Dante Marini tore through the Harvard defense on run after run. Marini, listed at 5’3”, and fellow senior Don Anding left the Crimson defenders gassed and created scoring chances all afternoon as the Huskies (3-0-0) defeated Harvard (0-1-1), 1-0, in front of a capacity crowd Sunday at Northeastern.
Momentum from a strong spring exhibition season seemed to carry over into the Harvard men’s soccer team’s Friday matchup at UMass. But despite dominating possession and outshooting the Minutemen, 19-10, the Crimson (0-0-1) opened its season in a 1-1 deadlock.