Sports Briefs


Shinny in Minny: Previewing Men's Hockey's Trip Up To Minnesota for a Weekend Back-to-Back

​The last time the Harvard men’s hockey team played at the University of Minnesota, Jimmy Vesey ’16 hadn’t won his Hobey Baker yet. Now, the No. 13/11 Crimson will need some heroics to get past the No. 7/6 Gophers this weekend. In 69 years and 29 games of series history, Harvard has never beaten Minnesota on the road in regulation.


BRIEF: Women’s Soccer Suffers Worst Conference Loss Since 2006

After a close first half, Harvard fell to Princeton 6-1, resulting in the Crimson’s worst loss since a 7-0 defeat to UCLA in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. In conference play, it is the worst margin the team has suffered since a 5-0 loss to Princeton in 2006.


BRIEF: Women's Ice Hockey Comes Up Short in Both Weekend Games

The Crimson was held scoreless in the two games it played on the road this weekend.


BRIEF: Men's Lightweight Crew Competes At Princeton Chase

​This past weekend, the Harvard men’s lightweight crew team traveled to Lake Carnegie, in Princeton, N.J., to compete in the annual Princeton Chase regatta.


BRIEF: Field Hockey Clinches Ivy Title Against Dartmouth

For the first time in a dozen years, the Harvard field hockey team can call itself the Ancient Eight champions.


BRIEF: Women's Volleyball Splits Matchups at Beantown Challenge

After showing signs of promise in its first game against Siena, Georgia uncovered areas of weakness in the conclusion of the Beantown Challenge, as the Crimson went on the split its weekend slate.


BRIEF: Men's Swimming and Diving Sends Athletes to NCAAs

This weekend, the Crimson sent a handful of athletes to the NCAA Championships at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Ga. to face the nation’s fastest swimmers.


Men's Squash's Koh Finishes Season at the CSA Individual Championships

In its final competitive action of the season, Harvard men’s squash sent just one member, junior co-captain Bryan Koh, to compete in the Pool Division of the CSA Individual National Championships.


BRIEF: Men's Tennis Splits Matches in Tennessee

​After dropping its first match of the weekend to No. 37 Memphis 6-1 on Friday, No. 32 Harvard men’s tennis team returned to the courts with a vengeance on Sunday to take on No. 27 Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.


Saturday Superfans

A crowd of students cheers on the Harvard men’s basketball team at their Saturday home game against the Columbia Lions. While ahead at the end of the first half, Harvard then fell behind, losing by one point.


BRIEF: Men's Swimming Picks Up Victories in Las Vegas

Buoyed by one-two-three finishes in four separate events, the Crimson raced past Air Force and UNLV on Saturday in its final meet of winter break.


BRIEF: Women's Hockey Slips to Fifth in ECAC With Losses to Clarkson, St. Lawrence

The Crimson failed to capitalize on its opportunities to pick up key road wins, dropping the first game 2-0 to St. Lawrence (12-10-2, 6-5-1) before losing control in the third frame against Clarkson (19-3-2, 7-3-2) en route to a 5-2 setback.


BRIEF: Women's Squash Tops Princeton in Convincing Fashion

​Another day, another top three opponent humbled. Just 24 hours after defeating No. 2 Penn, the No. 1 Harvard women’s squash team cruised past No. 3 Princeton, 9-0, at the Murr Center Squash Courts on Sunday.


Women's Basketball Starts 2016 With Road Win Over Samford

Coming into the game on a two-game losing streak, the Crimson held off a late run by Samford to start the new year with a victory.


BRIEF: Sailing Takes Seventh at the ICSA Match Race Championship

​This weekend, four Harvard sailors traveled to College of Charleston for the ICSA Match Race Championship, where they took home seventh of 10 teams. This regatta closed off the Crimson’s fall season.


BRIEF: Field Hockey Posts Back-To-Back Shutout Victories

The Harvard field hockey team recorded two consecutive shutout triumphs over the weekend and climbed to over .500 for the year.


BRIEF: Women's Soccer Shut Out by UMass

​Two early Massachusetts goals doomed the Harvard women’s soccer team, as the Crimson left Amherst with a 2-0 defeat late Sunday afternoon. The two scores came last than a minute apart and provided the only offense UMass would need against a Harvard offense that only registered three shots on goal.


BRIEF: Sailing Places in Top Four in Four of Five Regattas

The Harvard sailing team made waves in the opening weekend to its fall season, placing in the top four in four of its five regattas.


BRIEF: Field Hockey Defense Falters Against Maine

After the previous week’s 5-2 win at home over Bryant, the Harvard field hockey team could not keep up the momentum, falling to Maine by a 7-1 score.


BRIEF: Women's Lacrosse Finishes Season with Loss to No. 11 Princeton

Despite keeping the game knotted up at four after the first half, the Crimson ended up falling by a score of 15-8 at in Princeton, N.J., concluding Harvard's season. On the flip side, Princeton went on to defeat Penn in the Ivy League final two days later.


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