Opportunity. For any team to be successful over a course of a season, they must capitalize on opportunities. The Harvard Crimson followed a theme of missing opportunities this season. Whether it was allowing teams to comeback from 2-0 deficits, or not finishing sets after gaining a big lead, Harvard found it difficult to reach its potential with a young but fiery team.
Harvard Men’s Volleyball (9-12, 6-6 EIVA) had a tough weekend at home as it fell against both of its conference opponents. The Crimson came into the weekend tied for second in the EIVA standings, but with the two losses now finds itself outside of the top four in the conference. After losing an emotion filled five-set thriller to Saint Francis (13-14, 8-4 EIVA) on Friday night, the Crimson suffered a devastating loss to the No.12 Penn State Nittany Lions (17-10, 9-3 EIVA) on senior night.
A weekend removed from a dominant victory over Sacred Heart at home the Harvard men’s volleyball team (9-10, 6-4 EIVA) went down to West Virginia to take on the Charleston Golden Eagles (11-15, 0-12 EIVA). The Golden Eagles did not give the Crimson much of a challenge as they won only one of seven sets from the weekend’s contest. Ranked last in EIVA standings, Charleston showed flashes of life against Harvard, but would ultimately fall in both matches.
After a tough 0-3 road trip to the Golden State two weeks ago, the Crimson rebounded on Friday by dominating the visiting Sacred Heart Pioneers at home in straight sets.
Harvard's three losses came in different ways—a three-set sweep, a vacated 2-0 lead, and a five-set seesaw match.
Down by 11 to start the fourth quarter, the Crimson mounted a late comeback but couldn't gain the lead.
The Crimson lost 64-46 after shooting 29 percent from the season. Earlier this year, Harvard recorded a 26-percent clip at the Palestra in another defeat to the Quakers
After a disheartening 57-52 loss at Yale., Harvard bounced back with a triumph over the Brown.
Harvard women's basketball had split results this weekend, ultimately falling one victory short of sweeping the regular season series against the Gentlemen C’s.
The Harvard women’s basketball team capped its weekend with a dominant victory over rival Yale, winning by its largest margin of victory over an Ancient Eight team this season.
On Friday night, moments after the end of a contest between Harvard women’s basketball and Cornell, Crimson coach Kathy Delaney-Smith exhaled audibly. Her Harvard team, winners of 14 straight before Friday, had entered with a perfect conference record. Over the last forty minutes, the visiting Big Red had done everything to blemish that mark.
The Harvard women’s basketball team has become the team to beat in the Ivy League.
The Big Green (5-9, 0-1 Ivy League) gave the Crimson (12-1, 1-0) all it could handle in the third quarter but the Crimson held on to win by five.
The 69-59 victory at Allen Fieldhouse was the team’s eighth consecutive win. Wednesday’s victory was the team’s first victory over a power five conference opponent this season.
On the night where the usually prolific shooting of the Crimson was absent, Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith needed a spark from the bench, and that spark came in the form of Rooks.