For the second consecutive year, the Harvard women’s ice hockey team found itself paired up with crosstown rivals Boston University in the Women’s Beanpot Consolation game, with both teams looking to avoid finishing as the bottom team in Beantown.
Looking to put its ECAC struggles behind, the Harvard women’s hockey team faced off against Beantown rival and host Northeastern in the first round of the 2017 Women’s Beanpot. For the second consecutive year, however, the Crimson was unable to advance to the Boston tournament’s championship match.
The Harvard men’s soccer team is facing penalties from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America after the University found that the team continued to produce sexually explicit documents rating women through 2016.
Despite taking the lead against both teams early on, the Crimson (1-4-0, 1-4-0) was unable to hold onto its leads, falling by a 2-1 margin to both opponents to extend the team’s losing streak to four games.
Before an Office of the General Counsel review into vulgar “scouting reports” produced by the men’s soccer team over the past several years resulted in the cancellation of their season, the 2016 team sat atop the Ivy League.
Playing on the road at Dartmouth’s Burnham Field, junior midfielder Sam Brown’s 25 yard screamer in the 80th minute gave Harvard a 1-0 victory over Dartmouth. With the win, the Crimson gained sole possession of first place in the Ancient Eight standings and are in control of their own fate with two weeks to go.
After losing its lone exhibition game at home, 3-0, to a McGill squad that tied against the Big Green just a couple of days later, however, the team heads into its first matchup of the season with more questions than answers.
What makes sports great is their ability to bring a community together. There’s been plenty of talk lately around campus about making inclusive communities and social spaces that everyone can be a part of and hang out in without any pressure to behave in a certain manner. Why can’t those social spaces be Harvard sports?