Come Saturday night’s close on Rocco B. Commisso Stadium in New York, N.Y., two things could be said: Have a career game, Danielle Etzel. Have a career, Marie Becker, Caroline Chagares, Candy Janachowski, and Dani Stollar.
Senior midfielder Dani Stollar provided the game-winner, heading in the golden goal in the 95th minute, while senior co-captain Caroline Chagares got the Crimson on the board in the first half. Freshman forward Murphy Agnew had a stellar game as well, chipping in two crosses for her first two career assists.
The next five days for the Harvard women’s soccer team will perhaps be a test of two things: endurance and the ability to fine-tune. Can the Crimson squad, sitting on a 4-2 record for the year, pull through a grueling stretch of three games in five days while continuing to dutifully prepare for the quickly-approaching Ivy League conference play?
The Crimson split Saturday’s doubleheader with Brown before sweeping Sunday’s two games to improve to 16-20 on the season and 5-11 in conference play. The Bears (12-21, 5-11 Ivy League) have now lost 10 of their last 13 games and are tied with Harvard and Princeton for the worst conference record in the conference.
Harvard baseball saw its four-game set with Yale explode into a veritable hit parade. A relatively mild 4-2 opener gave way to the two teams combining for 75 runs over the last three games—wreaking havoc on ERAs but providing for lively viewing.
This weekend was a chance for the Harvard baseball team to recover from last weekend’s 0-4 Ivy-opening showing and make a definitive statement on its home turf.
Despite the team successfully defending O’Donnell Field against Massachusetts last Wednesday, this weekend’s series against Ivy League rivals Cornell and Princeton saw the Crimson drop three of four in Cambridge and remain bound to the cellar of the conference standings with a 1-7 Ivy record.