Meeting for the first time in their respective programs’ histories, the women’s hockey teams of Harvard and Holy Cross decided to go right ahead and play two, facing off in a home-and-home series this past weekend.
Coming into its final game of the regular season, No. 16 Harvard field hockey knew that it had a chance to rewrite the record books. In last week’s win against Dartmouth, the Crimson tied the program record with its 12th win of the year. Thanks to a standout performance by freshman forward Mimi Tarrant, Harvard beat Columbia, 4-0, in New York, N.Y. to pick up a 13th victory and set a new mark for single-season wins.
Following its victory against Boston University earlier in the week, Harvard field hockey returned to Ivy league action on Saturday to face off against Dartmouth. In a tale of two halves, the Crimson overcame a Big Green first half lead to win, 6-2.
Saturday’s matchup between No. 15 Harvard and No. 14 Princeton likely determined the Ivy League title winner. In the defensive battle, where neither team recorded more than ten shots, the Tigers took the match, 3-0.
Traveling to Ithaca this weekend, the Crimson had to quickly adapt to life without its leading scorer. In a highly contested game, Harvard (10-3; 4-0 Ivy) eventually overcame the Big Red (7-4; 1-3) 4-3 thanks to an overtime goal.
Returning home after a West Coast trip, the No. 18 Harvard field hockey team faced off against No. 2 Connecticut in the Crimson’s home opener. The Huskies provided a stiff challenge, as Harvard fell 3-1.
After capturing its first outright Ivy League title since 1990 last season, the No. 20 Harvard field hockey team entered 2017 with high hopes. Its new campaign kicked off this weekend as the Crimson battled sweltering heat and got the best of two of its three opponents in California.