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No Gaffes-ney

First-year attacker Owen Gaffney scouts downfield as he runs with the ball in a 19-16 comeback victory over Princeton on April 23. On May 15, Gaffney and the Crimson fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the hands of No. 6 Rutgers, 19-9.


Mashownic

Senior attacker Austin Madronic awaits a pass in a 19-16 comeback victory over Princeton on April 23. On May 15, Madronic and the Crimson fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the hands of No. 6 Rutgers, 19-9.


Men's Lacrosse Ends Season with 19-9 Loss to No. 6 Rutgers in NCAA Tournament

On Sunday, May 15, the men's lacrosse team battled for the NCAA Tournament title for the first time since 2014. However, the young Crimson squad was unable to advance past the first round, falling to sixth-seeded Rutgers, 19-9.


To The Tourney!

Harvard men's lacrosse celebrates a 19-16 comeback victory over Princeton on April 23. On May 15, the Crimson fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the hands of No. 6 Rutgers, 19-9.


Preparation is Key

Then-junior attacker Madison Conklin prepares to attack the goal in a 9-8 loss to Cornell on Feb. 29, 2020. A full season of action later, the Crimson concluded 2022 campaign with a defeat to Princeton in the Ivy Tournament.


Steps at Heps

The Crimson competes in the Ivy and HBCU Meet on Dec. 4, 2021. This past weekend, it claimed ten individual titles in a second-place finish for both the men and the women at the Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Championships in New Haven, Conn.


Women's Lacrosse Suffers 13-6 Loss in First Round of Ivy League Tournament

The Crimson qualified for the 2022 Ivy League Tournament after wrapping up the regular season with two essential victories. It then suffered a 13-6 first round loss at the hands of the Princeton Tigers to end its season.


Track and Field Claims Ten Titles at Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships, Finishes Second Overall

This past weekend, the Harvard track and field team traveled to New Haven, Conn. to compete in the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships for the first time since 2019. With ten individual titles, the men and women both finished second overall, marking a strong end to the team’s season.


Oh No, You Olmert Had It!

Senior midfielder Charlie Olmert cradles the ball during a 19-16 victory over Princeton on April 23. Despite his best efforts, Harvard fell just a game shy of the Ivy League tournament, falling to Yale by an overtime goal.


"No Lead Was Safe": Men's Lacrosse Loses Overtime Heartbreaker, 17-16, at Yale

Saturday marked the end of a great regular season run for the No. 12 men’s lacrosse team, with a narrow defeat against archrival No. 9 Yale, which won on an overtime score from veteran midfielder Thomas Bragg. Harvard (8-4, 3-3) battled to the very end, ultimately losing, 17-16, on a man-down goal that sealed Yale’s title as Ivy League regular season champions.


Chin Up King!

Junior attacker Hayden Cheek (6), first-year attacker Sam King (7) and senior attacker Austin Madronic (33) celebrate during a 19-16 victory over Princeton on April 23. Last weekend, the Crimson came up one goal short against Yale in New Haven, Conn.


Softball Snags Two Wins in Road Series Against Brown to Remain in Conference Title Contention

Harvard softball left Providence, R.I., with a pair of wins under its belt after a three-game clash against Brown this past weekend. The Crimson traveled south to face the Bears after a Covid-19 outbreak resulted in a cancellation of its Cornell series the previous weekend.


No. 12 Men's Lacrosse Set for Suspenseful Final Weekend After 19-16 Comeback over No. 3 Princeton

On Saturday, April 25, Jordan Field was electrified by the presence of over 2,400 fans as the No. 12 men's lacrosse team toppled the No. 3 Princeton Tigers, 19-16. The win catapulted Harvard into a five-way tie with Yale, Brown, Princeton and Cornell for first place in the Ivy League and set the stage for a pivotal game against the Bulldogs this upcoming weekend.


She's a Jolly Good Fella

Senior center Sofie Fella sizes up her Dartmouth defender during the 2022 Ivy 7s Tournament on April 23. Fella scored eight tries for the Crimson throughout the weekend as she led the team to its second straight tournament title.


Champions Again: Women's Rugby 7s Wins Ivy 7s Tournament Title

The Harvard women’s rugby 7s won the 2022 Ivy League Tournament this past weekend, going 3-1 on the day and ultimately defeating Dartmouth for the championship at Mignone Field. It was the Crimson’s fourth-ever Ivy 7s championship and its second tournament win of the season. Senior center Sofie Fella led the way for the Crimson, scoring eight tries throughout the tournament to continue her torrid start to the season.


Women's Rugby Gears Up to Defend 2019 Title as it Hosts Ivy 7s Tournament

The Harvard women's Rugby 7s team will look to defend its 2019 Ivy Tournament title this weekend, as it hosts Princeton, Brown and Dartmouth on Saturday. The Crimson will look to build upon its strong start to the season on April 2, where it won the Crimson 7s tournament in its first appearance since the 2019 season.


Sweep it Under the Rugby

Harvard women's rugby competes in the NIRA national semifinals against Army in a 25-17 loss on Nov. 13, 2021. The 7s team exacted revenge on the Black Knights twice en route to a Crimson 7s title.


A Tale of Two Halves: Women's Lacrosse Uses Second Half Comeback to Beat Columbia, 14-8

After a rough past couple of games, the women’s lacrosse team got back on track over the weekend. The Crimson (5-6, 3-2 Ivy League) traveled to the Big Apple for a Saturday afternoon showdown with the Columbia Lions (2-10, 0-4 Ivy League). As Harvard left New York City, the team returned to Cambridge with an impressive 14-8 victory.


Big Apple Dub

The Crimson celebrate after a goal during a 15-14 loss to Columbia on April 6, 2019. Three years later, Harvard exacted revenge with a 14-8 victory in New York City.


Football to Face St. Thomas in Home-and-Home Series in 2023 and 2029

Starting in 2023, Harvard football will add a new opponent to its ledger; the team announced via its Instagram account on April 12 that it will play a home-and-home series against the University of St. Thomas, beginning with a clash at Harvard Stadium on Sept. 16, 2023, and ending at O’Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. 15, 2029.


Minny Man

Junior linebacker Matt Cavanagh (34) runs onto the field with the Crimson before the Nov. 20, 2021 clash against Yale, which Harvard won, 34-31. Cavanagh, the Edina, Minn., native, was the only Minnesotan on Harvard's 2021 roster.


No. 13 Men's Lacrosse Loses Its Second Consecutive Game, 11-8, Falling to No. 11 Penn

After a hard-fought battle, No. 13 Harvard (7-3, 2-2) succumbed to the No. 11 Penn Quakers in a tight 11-8 loss in Philadelphia. Playing at a much higher caliber than in its April 9 loss to Cornell, the Crimson brought energy and fight.


Boss-Tin

Senior attacker Austin Madronic fires a shot during a 7-6 victory over Colgate on April 2. On Saturday, Madronic's three assists were not enough to secure victory for the Crimson, which fell to Penn, 11-8.


Women's Golf Places 2nd at Hoya Invitational; Men Suffer Setback at Princeton

Harvard golf had a busy weekend, with the men going to Princeton, N.J. to compete in the Princeton Invitational, and the women traveling to Rockville, Md. to compete in the Hoya Invitational.  The men’s team had some trouble getting into the swing of things, placing 13th out of 15 competitors at 31 over par. Meanwhile, the women came in second.


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