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.
Under the bright lights of Cumnock Field, the Harvard women’s rugby team took the field Tuesday night for its first-ever game as a varsity squad.
Sobhy became the first player in over a decade to clinch back-to-back Ramsay Cups. But her quest is not over yet, as the sophomore hopes to become the first player in over 30 years to win four straight individual national titles.
After capturing the CSA National Championships last year, the team repeated its success, dropping just one match overall.
The Crimson cruised through an undefeated dual meet season en route to a second place finish at Ivy League Championships.
As the Harvard women’s rugby team transitions to varsity status next year, the Crimson will have an experienced leader at the helm of the emerging program. The Harvard Athletic Department announced the hiring of Sue Parker last Wednesday. Parker will take over as head coach of the varsity team starting in the fall of 2013.
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