Freshman wide receiver Justice Shelton-Mosley earned Athlete of the Week honors by guiding Harvard football to a 24-16 win over Columbia on Saturday. The freshman wide receiver caught eight passes for 131 yards and added an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Aside from Shelton-Mosley’s impact on the gridiron, three other Crimson had crucial performances in their teams’ wins.
Jimmy Vesey, Men’s Ice Hockey
The co-captain scored twice and added an assist in Harvard’s 5-2 win over Brown at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. This marked the 11th two-goal game in his career. In the first period, Vesey netted a shorthanded goal, and he tallied another in the second on a 3-on-2. The North Reading, Mass. native assisted Kyle Criscuolo on his third-period goal. Vesey’s three points equaled the team’s margin of victory in the win over the Bears, and his effort led the Crimson to its third win of the season. The senior forward is averaging a goal and an assist per game so far this year.
Michael Innocenzi, Men’s Soccer
The senior forward’s two goals proved to be the difference as Harvard beat Columbia, 2-0, on the road Saturday. In the 62nd minute, sophomore midfielder Sam Brown played a corner kick into the box, and Innocenzi was able to guide the ball past the keeper to give the Crimson its first goal of the contest. Later in the second half, Innocenzi doubled Harvard’s lead with another header off a pass from senior midfielder Tim Schmoll. These two goals marked the first brace of Innocenzi’s four-year career at Harvard. In 16 games played this season, the Franklin Lakes, N.J. native has four goals, including two game-winning goals.
Karly Heffernan, Women’s Ice Hockey
Over the weekend, Heffernan recorded four assists in two Crimson wins, extending the team’s current winning streak to three. In the Crimson’s 3-2 win over Yale, the sophomore forward assisted on both of freshman forward Grace Zarzecki’s goals. The next day, Heffernan picked up another pair of assists in Harvard’s defeat of Brown, 5-1. After the two weekend games, Heffernan increased her point streak to three games, and she has tallied all of her season-total five assists during that span. In six games this year, the native of Sherwood Park, Alberta has six points, including one goal.