Returning to the comfort of Bright-Landry after a weekend away from home, the No. 9/9 Harvard women’s ice hockey team extended its winning streak, cruising to a 5-0 victory against cellar dweller Union before pulling out a come-from-behind win against Rensselaer.
Senior forward Michael Innocenzi's two goals lifted the Crimson past Columbia on Saturday, but Harvard now needs an at-large bid in order to reach the NCAA tournament.
As Harvard women’s hockey sophomore Haley Mullins and McGill’s Melodie Daoust wait at the faceoff circle, a 5’6” goaltender from Bruderheim, Alberta stands in the Crimson crease. The puck drops. It’s the beginning of the end of Emerance Maschmeyer’s Harvard career.
The Crimson (7-5-2, 3-1-0 Ivy) welcome defending conference champion and No. 24 Dartmouth (8-4-1, 4-0-0) to Jordan Field this Saturday as the team looks to get back on track against the current Ancient Eight leader.
Following a weak clearance by a Brown defender in the 68th minute, senior Andrew Chang controlled the ball with his chest, setting up a volley that he struck into the bottom left corner of the net, giving the Crimson a 1-0 victory over the Bears and its first three-win start to conference play in seven years.
Two goals from sophomores propelled the Crimson to a 2-0 win at Cornell—Harvard’s third straight victory and second in conference play.
After two years of “almost” for the Crimson, this season is arguably the best opportunity to finally take the next step and claim the conference title which has eluded Lehrer’s men.
To say the Pieter Lehrer era has been one of Ancient Eight success for the Harvard men’s soccer team would be an understatement.
With Harvard’s first Ancient Eight matchup versus rival Yale on the horizon, the Crimson will look to use the matchup against its river rival to build momentum prior to the start of conference play. But the team is hardly looking ahead.
40 seconds after a header by senior Oliver White evened the match for the Crimson, UConn's quick reply seven minutes from the end gave the Huskies a 2-1 lead which it would conserve until the final whistle.
Looking to build upon a finish to last season which saw the team lose only one of its last 14 games, the Harvard men’s soccer team opened up the season at home with a loss and a draw.
Freshman Malcolm Johnson was a highly recruited sprinter coming out of high school and a centerpiece of a strong incoming recruiting class for the Harvard men’s track and field team and had little trouble finding success in his first year of collegiate competition.
Female Breakout Athlete of the Year; Female Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up: Okwelogu the Record Breaker
First it was a school-record 15.33 meter throw, then a 16.09 mark, followed by a 16.39 meter and Ancient Eight record-setting follow-up. Then it became a weekly series of record-breaking revisions—16.51, 17.12, 17.22, and, most recently, 17.32.
Despite all the changes to the biannual track and field competition between Harvard-Yale and Oxford-Cambridge, the meet still holds a special place on the calendar and in the hearts of student-athletes: It is the only opportunity for them to compete alongside their rivals while engaging in new, broadened social and cultural interactions.
For the first time ever in program history, the women's track and field team has taken home back-to-back heptagonal championships.