The victories clinch the No. 2 seed for the Crimson in the EIVA postseason tournament, which begins in two weeks.
Penn State (18-6, 9-1 EIVA) all but wrapped up the regular season EIVA title on Friday night, beating No. 12 Harvard (12-7, 8-3 EIVA) in straight sets. Winning the regular season crown would net the No. 15 Nittany Lions the top seed in the playoffs and the right to host the tournament.
The Penn State men’s volleyball team (17-6, 8-1 EIVA) has won the EIVA conference championship for the last 15 years straight, dominating the league in recent memory. On Friday night, it will be coming to challenge Harvard (12-6, 8-2 EIVA) and for the first time in years, the Nittany Lions will not be runaway favorites.
The Harvard men’s volleyball team (12-6, 8-2 EIVA) kept itself in the hunt for the top EIVA seed as it saw off Sacred Heart (9-16, 3-8 EIVA) in straight sets.
March is when the sports stats community comes out of hibernation in the name of ‘bracketology’, with multiple predictions trying to put a number on the Crimson’s chances.
George Mason dominated Harvard in a straight-sets victory on Friday night before the Crimson ended a six-match win streak for Princeton, overcoming its Ivy rivals in a five-set thriller in New Jersey.
Harvard men’s volleyball (4-3, 3-0 EIVA) outplayed George Mason (4-6, 0-2 EIVA) on Sunday afternoon in its most dominant performance thus far this season.
The Harvard men’s volleyball team (2-3, 1-0 EIVA) opened its conference season with a resounding win away from home at Sacred Heart (3-5, 0-1 EIVA).
Rhoads’ success as a coach is guided by a distinct philosophy that aims to alleviate the mental rigor of competitive golf. In seeking the best outcomes for his players, Coach Rhoads consistently stresses the process over the outcome.
“The players were in tears after the match,” co-captain Natalie Doyle said. “The coach was in tears after the match. This was the first win [against Yale] since 2004. We have worked so hard to be the top of the Ivy League and this just proves that we are the best team in the Ivy League.”
Harvard Women’s Golf wrapped up its third tournament victory of the season at the Lehigh Invitational over the weekend.
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While football's Conner Hempel stole the spotlight on Saturday, there were other impressive Crimson performances over the past week.
Problem sets are already starting to roll in and the work portion of the semester is actually beginning to sink in, but don’t lose hope. The fall brings another season of Crimson sports and here are five games to look forward to.