As the Crimson men’s basketball team anxiously awaited its destiny in the result of the Ivy title determining Penn-Princeton match, the Harvard women’s lacrosse team (2-1, 0-1 Ivy) took its fate in its own hands, earning a double-overtime victory over No. 13 James Madison (3-2) Tuesday afternoon.
Despite a strong showing at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championship, the Crimson eventually came up short on both the singles and doubles sides. After losses to fellow Ivy League competitors in the Oct. 21-25 tournament in New Haven, Harvard forfeited its chance to advance to the ITA National Tournament.
For his young age, new freshman heavyweight coach William Boyce boasts a substantial and varied history of involvement with Ivy League crew. He was a national champion at Cornell as an undergraduate, served as a coaching intern at Cornell for the men’s lightweight crew, and held a position as assistant coach at Yale for the 2009 and 2010 Ivy League seasons.
Even after facing an early slate of tough opponents, Harvard players, both rookie and returning, have demonstrated perseverance—with two wins determined in the decisive fifth set—and talent in their initial outings.