Cordelia F Mendez
Last-second heroics by Boston University junior Sydney Godett carried the Terriers past the Harvard women’s lacrosse team, 12-11, on Friday night at Nickerson Field. BU won the contest despite never holding a lead until the very end of the game.
After helping the Harvard women’s softball team cruise to an 11-1 Ivy mark and a berth in the 2000 NCAA tournament, Crimson coach Jenny Allard was unsure how her 2001 team, a squad ripe with fresh and inexperienced talent, would perform.
Badger, competing in the men’s epee, was the top finishing fencer for Harvard. The sophomore, improving on his sixth place finish last year, moved up from second to first team All-American honors.
The Harvard women’s lacrosse team (2-4, 1-2 Ivy) earned its first conference victory against the Bulldogs (4-4, 0-3 Ivy), 10-5, on Saturday afternoon. The benefitted from a diverse offensive attack driven by captain Micaela Cyr and fellow senior Danielle Tetrault, along with freshman Alexis Nicolia. The three each notched two goals through the contest.
Five was the magic number for the Harvard women’s lacrosse team against Marquette Tuesday.
The junior, who was last year’s champion in the giant slalom, turned in an 18th-place finish in the event on Wednesday and finished 23rd in the slalom on Friday.
The Harvard women’s basketball team edged another step closer to the WNIT on Friday night, taking down Columbia at Levien Gym. The win was the fifth straight for the Crimson, which hasn’t dropped a game on its New York road trip since 2008 and has won seven consecutive games against the Lions.
One could dismiss this week’s upset victory over Princeton as a fluke, an instance of a greater team simply choking. But this game really was a Crimson win, the materialization of an upward trend and a quest for vengeance.
It all came down to the wire.
The Harvard women’s lacrosse team was unable to open its Ivy League season on a high note as it fell to Cornell, 17-12, on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca.
The Harvard women’s basketball team continued to scale the Ivy League rankings, taking down Penn, 67-54, on Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
The Crimson (21-5-3, 17-3-2 ECAC), which last won an Ancient Eight championship in 2009, will split the conference title with Cornell.
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Despite a nine-point half-time lead, the Harvard women’s basketball team let Yale tie up the score twice in the second half en route to Crimson victory, 69-66, Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion.