The Year of Contenders, Not Titles

Twelve Defining Moments in Sports

"It was a perfect game for us," Babson CoachSerge DeBari said afterwards.

Babson's sucker-punch sent the Crimson reeling.

Harvard lost its next five games and seven ofits next eight on the way to a somber 6-20 record.

After the devastating loss, Harvard Coach FrankSullivan was more than a little unhappy. "It was adevastating loss--no ifs, ands or buts about it,"the rookie coach said.

FEBRUARY 2, 1992


The Harvard men's ice hockey team passed amilestone in collegiate hockey when it won its1000th college game, drubbing lowly Union, 7-3.

Harvard is only the second school to reach thatmark. Minnesota was the first.

Coach Ronn Tomassoni couldn't help but be overwhelmed by the drama of the moment.

"That was history, a culmination of the effortsof a lot of great hockey players," Tomassoni saidafter the game. "It's just a terrific milestone.We're very proud of that fact."

Harvard's first win was a 10-1 victory overMIT, way back in January 11, 1990. The 500th winwas at Northeastern's expense on January 4, 1962.

"It's a great victory," Captain Kevin Sneddonsaid following the game. "It represents a win forall of Harvard hockey, past and present.

Junior Matt Mallgrave netted two third-periodgoals to send the Dutchmen packing and seal thevictory

FEBRUARY 5, 1992

Mike Getman ended his stormy five-yer tenure ashead coach of the Harvard men's soccer team whenhe announced his resignation.

Although getman compiled a 42-26-9 record andguide the 1987 team to the Ivy League title andthe semifinals of the NCAA tournament, histalent-laden team played sub-.500 soccer in 1989and 1990.