On Saturday, the Harvard women’s hockey team finally broke through. The No. 5/6 Crimson beat No. 3 Cornell in Ithaca for the first time since the 2008-09 season.
The Crimson watched its five-point advantage over Connecticut disappear during the final 20 minutes in Storrs, Conn., Wednesday.
Though it did not come how the No. 4/5 Harvard women’s hockey team imagined, the Crimson extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games with a 3-2 win over Northeastern.
The USA women’s hockey team, led by Harvard coach Katey Stone, announced Wednesday that three current and one former Crimson skaters will be joining Stone in Sochi, Russia.
The Crimson's Thanksgiving feast continued Sunday as five different skaters scored to extend the team's unbeaten streak.
Harvard won its seventh straight over Yale, 34-7. With Princeton losing to Dartmouth later Saturday, the Crimson earned a share of the Ivy title.
Since the formation of the Ivy League 59 years ago, the Ancient Eight have consistently struggled to balance athletic success and its impact on academics. These critics raise a question: Has Harvard overstepped the line?
Harvard football coach Tim Murphy thought his Crimson had put Penn away.
The Tigers have quickly gone from pretender (1-9 in 2011), to contender (3rd in the Ivy League in 2012), to undisputed king. It shouldn’t be that easy.
None of the individual stats are impressive. No Harvard football player had 60 receiving yards, 80 rushing yards, or 200 passing yards Saturday at Columbia. Junior quarterback Conner Hempel completed less than 60 percent of his passes, went a second straight week without a touchdown pass, and threw his fifth interception of the year. But then you look at the score.
Given that, it’s hard for me to even call Saturday’s contest a game. It’s even harder for me to get excited about covering it.
Just before Saturday’s postgame press conference, an extra chair was added to the front of the room
The Harvard women’s hockey team took the ice for its regular season opener without 2012-13 captains Laura Bellamy ’13 and Jillian Dempsey ’13 or stars Josephine Pucci, Lyndsey Fry, or Josephine Piccard, all of whom are current practicing with the U.S. National Team.
The final notes were the same, but the songs were completely different.