The No. 15 Harvard men’s volleyball team will go into the EIVA playoffs in two weeks riding the momentum of a win, but the team’s final weekend of the regular season was far from its best, as the Crimson split its New Jersey roadtrip to NJIT and Rutgers-Newark.
After a series of errors gave away the second set, the Harvard men’s volleyball team had seemingly lost all of the momentum it had earned in its first-game victory. But after a lengthy locker room meeting, the Crimson refocused and turned on the jets, cruising to a 3-1 victory against Rutgers-Newark in front of a raucous crowd at the Malkin Athletic Center Friday night.
The Harvard men’s volleyball team may have been playing on a new coast, but the Crimson didn’t miss a beat. Returning to the East after a three-game West-Coast trip, the Crimson continued its winning ways, dropping conference rival Sacred Heart in a 3-1 victory at the Pitt Center in Fairfield, Conn., on Saturday.
The Harvard women’s hockey team survived a late scare, but was able to hold on against Princeton in the opening game of the ECAC playoffs, earning a 5-3 victory Friday evening at the Bright Hockey Center.
With many teams starting theirs seasons and other hitting the championship grind, The Back Page decided to check in on how the teams are comparing with each other in this busy weekend in Harvard Athletics.