Despite mounting a valiant fourth quarter comeback on Friday, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team failed to dig itself out of a significant early hole against Princeton. The Crimson outscored the Tigers, 4-0, in the final period but fell just short, dropping a 12-11 decision.
With the score knotted at nine and under three minutes to play, Penn freshman midfielder Kevin McGeary completed his hat trick and gave the Quakers their first lead of the game—the only one that they would need.
After a Cornell goal with 40 seconds left threatened to send the game into overtime, junior attackman Devin Dwyer picked off a pass intended for Big Red defenseman Jordan Stevens moments later and scored to seal the Crimson's first Ivy League win of the season.
While Harvard went into halftime with a slim 6-5 advantage, Brown used a 3-1 third quarter to take a one-goal lead into the final frame. The Bears scored four goals in the last 4:11 to turn a slim 10-8 margin into a comfortable victory.
The No. 13/16 Harvard men’s lacrosse team jumped on Penn State early, scoring four straight goals to open Saturday’s matchup at Soldier’s Field Lacrosse Stadium. The Crimson never trailed at any point en route to a 12-9 victory over the visiting Nittany Lions.
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.
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.