The undefeated Big Red dealt the Crimson its first conference loss of the season to the tune of 3-1.
“If you tuned into the Seattle Seahawks game against the Los Angeles Rams this past Sunday, you would have seen Crimson football alumni Tyler Ott ‘14 at long snapper wearing his white and purple custom cleats representing The Second Step, an organization based out of Newton, MA.”
With 1:28 to play, the Bulldogs recovered an onside kick down only seven points, setting up a game-tying drive. Yale quarterback Kurt Rawlings, the division leader in passing efficiency, touchdowns, yardage, and average yards per game, then led the Bulldogs to an Ivy League championship on Saturday afternoon.
After an undefeated start to the season, the Crimson suffered its fourth straight loss heading into its winter hiatus.
The Crimson suffered a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Boston University, struggling to establish the dominance that defined its first six games of the season.
Harvard men’s basketball closed an up-and-down first month of its season in style, cruising past Massachusetts 89-55 at Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday in its last game for two weeks. Sophomore Noah Kirkwood and senior Robert Baker led the way with an efficient 19 points apiece.
Though Harvard lost to Northeastern 46-44, the game was overwhelmingly a win for the greater Boston area.
After a 5-0-0 start in ECAC play and an appearance in the top 10 of national rankings, Harvard has since cooled off in a 4-game nonconference skid.
In a double-overtime thriller, No. 24/25 Yale defeated Harvard in the 136th rendition of The Game, 50-43. With the victory, the Bulldogs claimed a half-share of the Ivy League title, sharing the crown with Dartmouth. En route to earn the victory, Yale (9-1, 6-1 Ivy) overcame a 19-point deficit, with 17 consecutive points in the fourth quarter alone.
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Both junior Lane Leschly and sophomore Bo Leschly play varsity tennis at Harvard. Their grandfather, Jan Leschly, played professionally for Denmark. Their father, Mark Leschly ’90, also played for the Crimson.
The Crimson do not come back to Boston with three wins, but in some ways have achieved a consolatory alternative.
Still-undefeated Maryland (7-0) took its first lead within three minutes of the second frame, and although the Aiken-led Crimson continued to fight tooth-and-nail, it could not withstand a 10-point spurt from Terps lead scorer Anthony Cowan that pulled the game away for Maryland.
The Crimson now books itself a heavyweight bout with No. 5 Maryland tomorrow, a contest that will surely be a litmus test for a Harvard team with deep tournament aspirations.
Down in a cold and rainy Terre Haute, Indiana, the Harvard Men’s No. 23 Women’s No. 25 Cross Country teams wrapped up their outstanding seasons in the NCAA nationals race. The men’s team pulled out their best performance since 1968 finishing in 15th place while the women’s team finished in 31st concluding a historic year for the cross country program as a whole.
Now it is the first team to go undefeated in the Northeast Water Polo Conference regular season and tournament, with a historic 29-0 record.
A hat trick from sophomore Casey Dornbach and another strong showing in net put the Crimson over its ECAC opponent for its sixth straight win.
A breakout performance from first-year guard Annie Stritzel propelled the Crimson to a 53-44 victory over winless Hartford on Friday night as Harvard preserved its undefeated home record.
In the 136th contest between the two institutions, Harvard will be adopting the role of spoiler.