It was a tale of two teams for the Radcliffe crew teams on Saturday, as the lightweights triumphed over Georgetown with a sweep at home while the heavyweights failed to win a race against Brown in Providence, R.I.
While you were spending way too much time catching Pokémon on Google Maps, here is what happened in Crimson sports this past weekend.
After facing a barrage of three-pointers in its first-round WNIT win over Iona, the Harvard women’s basketball team fell, 63-52, to a Rutgers squad that launched all 61 of its shots from inside the arc in its WNIT second round matchup.
While sophomore Todd Preston top honors this week for his EIWA wrestling exploits, basketball players Steve Moundou-Missi, Laurent Rivard, and Temi Fagbenle are The Crimson's Athlete of the Week runners-up.
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A night after dropping to Penn, the Harvard women's basketball team also lost to Princeton.
Harvard’s victory over the Big Red (12-10, 4-4) makes it a three-team race for the conference title down the stretch as Princeton, Penn, and the Crimson all sit with only one Ivy League loss to date.
Harvard will look to defend its position at the front of the leaderboard this weekend against the two C’s of the Ivy League: Columbia and Cornell.
To go along with the few unaffiliated athletes in attendance, Boston College, Holy Cross, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, and the University of Massachusetts all competed at the invitational event.
In its first matches in the spring dual season, the Harvard women’s tennis team split the weekend at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Crimson knocked off Missouri but faltered in the championship match against Florida.
With a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Brown sophomore Ammu Mandalap on Sunday afternoon, Harvard captain Hannah Morrill finished her Harvard Invitational with an unblemished record. Not only did the senior earn three wins in singles play on the weekend, she also partnered with freshman Monica Lin with the duo winning all three of their doubles matches on the weekend.
Strong performances from freshmen Monica Lin and Spencer Liang, as well as from sophomore Amy He led the Crimson squad, but the weekend would belong to Columbia, as Lions’ players won both the singles and doubles tournament.
According to statistics on the Head of the Charles website, the regatta weekend generates $4.8 million in local and state tax revenue. But the city is not the only local entity benefiting from the massive event.
Monica Lin and Liang started the tournament with a signature victory for Harvard, winning, 8-6, over the fifth seed, juniors Giuliana Olmos and Zoe Scandalis of USC.
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