Brenna R. Nelsen
Co-captains Ali Haber and Xanni Brown were sidelined with injuries before and during Saturday afternoon's contest at No. 1 Penn State, which defeated the Crimson, 50-12.
Cheta Emba—who also splits time as a goalkeeper for the varsity women’s soccer team—helped spearhead the Harvard rugby team’s offensive charge against Boston College with four first-half tries.
Boston College had nothing to stop the Harvard women’s rugby team as the Crimson (7-3) cruised to a 105-0 victory over the Eagles.
The ECAC matchup against the Big Red ended the Crimson’s hopes at a league tournament title. Fortunately for Harvard, the 6-4 loss at Cheel Arena will not be the final game of its 2013-2014 campaign.
The No. 11 Crimson took on No. 4 American International College in a Saturday afternoon contest at Cumnock Field, and the powerful Yellow Jackets offense proved too much for the injury-hampered Crimson squad in the 56-19 loss.
Seeing its first action since November, the Crimson (6-2) picked up its spring schedule right where it left off in the fall with a 22-5 win over West Chester University (5-3).
Unfortunately for Harvard, a tie against the Bulldogs on Friday evening was not enough for the ECAC regular season conference championship. But Harvard quickly rebounded the following afternoon with a 3-1 win over the Bears to take home the Ancient Eight title.
Junior forward Samantha Reber scored with 10.9 seconds left in the extra frame to lift Harvard over BU, 3-2, in the Beanpot consolation game on Tuesday evening.
Back-to-back goals in the third period were not enough for the No. 3/5 Harvard women’s ice hockey team in the opening round of the 36th Annual Beanpot Tournament. The Crimson (17-3-3, 13-2-2 ECAC) fell Tuesday night in a 4-3 decision to Northeastern (14-12-2, 8-6-2 Hockey East) at Boston College’s Conte Forum.
A little over two months removed from its first varsity practice, the Crimson found itself rightfully situated at the top of the Ivy League. But this wasn’t exactly the “rags to riches” season it may, at first glance, appear to be.
In a season of many firsts, the Harvard women’s rugby team reached another milestone on Sunday, capturing its first ever Ivy League Championship title.
The Crimson came out firing from the start and never looked back en route to a 36-0 victory over the Tigers.
Going back to its roots, the Crimson looked and played like a new team, tearing past the Bears in a 57-7 routing.
As a co-captain of the Crimson’s first-ever varsity rugby team, Xanni Brown has a wealth of experience on the field. But in addition to her almost four years as a starter for the squad, Brown has the added experience of having played for the women’s national team in the summer of 2011, less than a year after attending her first rugby practice.
Work to win. That’s the motto that senior linebacker Joshua Boyd has adopted during his career at Harvard.