With only its final regular season game remaining, the Crimson will have to win the league the hard way.
With the score knotted at 4-4 in the 81st minute, sophomore forward Midge Purce converted a penalty kick for the winning goal as the women’s soccer team outlasted Princeton, 5-4, in a wild back-and-forth game on Saturday at Stevenson Field.
Harvard dominated the Big Red on a cold, rainy afternoon to keep its Ivy League unbeaten streak intact at 11 games and remain atop the league standings.
After opening its conference season with a victory over Penn, the Crimson will host Yale at Soldiers Field on Saturday.
With Ancient Eight play looming, the Crimson looks to end its recent skid as it travels to Durham on Thursday night for a matchup with the University of New Hampshire.
The Crimson (3-2-0) suffered its first defeats of the young season, losing on the road to Boston College (7-1-0) before suffering a narrow defeat at home against Colgate (5-1-1).
With the exception of its season-ending loss to BU in the NCAA tournament, the Harvard women’s soccer team finished its 2013 campaign by going unbeaten in 13 straight matches. This weekend, the Crimson opened its 2014 season in strong fashion, as its young stars carried the team to two victories.
Naturally, Harvard coach Ray Leone hoped Midge Purce would make an immediate impact upon her arrival in Cambridge, as the Crimson looked to rebound from a fourth-place finish in the Ivy League in 2012. Purce, on the other hand, had only one expectation for herself and all of her teammates.
The veteran guard has had little opportunity to reflect on her decorated collegiate career in the days following its conclusion, as she turned her focus toward preparing for her next athletic pursuit: professional basketball.
Nine of the 22 players who started a game for the Crimson this season hail from Long Island.
Members of the Harvard community gathered Tuesday to display the products of their scientific ingenuity at the third annual School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Design and Project Fair.
Top-seeded Harvard will take on fourth-seeded Yale in a rematch of the game that clinched a share of the Ancient Eight regular season title for the Crimson, its first since 1990.
Sophomore midfielder Audrey Todd scored a career-high four goals to lead the Harvard women’s lacrosse team past Boston University.
Hosting rival Yale on Saturday at McCurdy Outdoor Track, Harvard recorded two dominant victories. The women notched an 87-54 win, while the men handed the Bulldogs a humbling 104-34 defeat.