Under the temporary floodlights installed at Brown Stadium, Harvard tangles with Brown in the first game of Ivy League matchups. After one half of excellent play, Harvard's offense has since stuttered. Down 14, the Bears have one quarter to reverse the tide.
The men’s team submitted a strong performance at the Chowder Fest tournament, while the women’s team traveled to the Dartmouth and Columbia Invitationals, finishing with winning records at both.
Not only did Harvard cruise through this weekend’s matches as it faced two Massachusetts rivals — Northeastern and UMass — but sophomore forward Natalie Sicher’s breakout game on Sunday earned her the title of Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week.
This weekend, Harvard tripped to Colorado to challenge two formidable foes: No. 5 Denver and No. 23 Air Force. As their rankings may suggest, the home teams ran away with both games, as the Crimson fell to the Pioneers, 3-1, before bowing out to the Falcons by an even more lopsided score of 6-1.
Sophomore running back Aaron Shampklin scored four touchdowns en route to Harvard's home opening win on Saturday afternoon.
In a thrilling back-and-forth affair, Harvard women’s volleyball took down previously undefeated Boston College in five sets. Momentum swung like a pendulum, with each team trading a win for a loss in each resulting set. After the Eagles forced a fifth and final set, the Crimson took home the final set 15-11.
With a third of the roster sidelined in total, the Crimson tripped to Farmingdale, New York, and teed off at the annual Doc Gimmler tournament. Able to field just four players instead of the typical five, the team would limp to a 10th-place finish in its first competitive tournament this year.
This weekend at the Fairfield Invitational, Harvard bookended a shutout loss with victories over Central Connecticut State on Friday and host Fairfield Saturday evening.
Harvard managed to control play for much of the first half, earning its first halftime lead this season. The second frame, though, was all Friars. The home side netted three shots and pulled away with a 3-1 victory.
Harvard dealt with some extreme weather this week, as it defeated Providence on Monday in 92-degree heat and lost to No. 22 UMass Lowell last night after a thunderstorm delayed kickoff.
On Sunday, Harvard locked horns with Quinnipiac, taking down the Bobcats on the road, 1-0, on freshman midfielder/forward Sophie Hirst’s second-half goal. On Wednesday night at Jordan Field, the Crimson (2-3) followed it up by dropping a 1-0 contest to the Maine Black Bears in a disappointing home loss.