On Jan. 14, the last time Harvard approached a St. Lawrence/Clarkson weekend, it stood atop the ECAC, and was hoping to pad its lead.
However, Harvard crawled away with losses to both St. Lawrence and Clarkson, 4-6 and 2-5 respectively, and that weekend marked a fall from grace for Harvard, who has not returned to the top of the standings since.
The Crimson (6-7-2 ECAC, 8-12-2 overall) enters this weekend facing the same St. Lawrence/Clarkson doubleheader, but it no longer gazes down from such lofty heights.
Harvard is now amongst the knot of ECAC teams hovering around .500. Posting only 14 points in ECAC play, Harvard claims the seventh place in the conference.
"Two wins this weekend would be a big confidence booster for us," said freshman forward Brett Nowak, who is seventh in scoring among ECAC rookies. "It would really start things rolling."
Like last month's doubleheader, opportunity knocks again this weekend for the Crimson. With two wins, Harvard can jump up three places in the standings, coasting past Ivy foes Yale, Princeton and Dartmouth.
Approaching the weekend, the Crimson is coming off a third-place finish in the Beanpot tournament, a win that might help the Crimson to regain the momentum it enjoyed early in the season.
Since Christmas, Harvard has slumped, going 3-7-1. The Crimson had been 6-4-1 prior to the holiday break.
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