For large periods of the second half of Sunday’s game against No. 17 Boston College, the Harvard field hockey team played even with its more heralded opponents. But the Crimson was unable to convert its bevy of offensive chances into goals to surmount an early deficit, ultimately falling, 3-0, at Jordan Field.
Despite a stalwart defensive effort for much of the game, the Harvard field hockey team ultimately succumbed to constant pressure from Sacred Heart, falling, 2-1, in double-overtime to the Pioneers on Monday at Jordan Field.
The opening ceremony always seemed to me an especially out of place element of the Olympics. On the eve of a fortnight of ferocious athletic competition, viewers are treated to three hours of the most elaborate performance art most will see for the next four years. Outside of the amount of preparation required, the sight of a giant Voldemort being assailed by an army of Mary Poppinses doesn’t seem to share much in common with a marathon or a discus throw.