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Offering Assistance

Sophomore forward Dominique Petrie returned to the lineup with two assists on Saturday night after an absence from injury. On Tuesday, Petrie found herself on the scoresheet again, but this time in the penalties section.


No. 10/10 Women’s Ice Hockey Falters in Beanpot Consolation, Fails to Continue Saturday’s Late-Game Heroics

Coming off a dramatic comeback win against Colgate on Saturday, Harvard entered the Beanpot consolation looking to add a quality non-conference win to its resume. In an earlier meeting on Dec. 31, the Crimson went on the road to Boston College and soundly defeated the Eagles, pushing the margin to a 7-1 victory over the then top-10 team. In Tuesday’s contest, however, BC capitalized on the opportunity for revenge. After falling to a 3-0 deficit, Harvard only mustered one goal in response as the Eagles soared to a 3-1 victory.


No. 10/10 Women’s Ice Hockey Drops Beanpot Semifinal Tilt to No. 3/2 Northeastern

With under three minutes left in the first semifinal of the 2020 Beanpot, No. 10/10 Harvard had managed to keep the deficit at 2-1 against No. 3/2 Northeastern. The Crimson defense and its junior goaltender Becky Dutton had faced many close calls from the Huskies attack—notably a puck off the post in the third and a series of key saves from Dutton—but seemed to maintain a “bend don’t break” attitude.


Calm Before the Storm

Harvard huddles during its 2019 Beanpot finals appearance against Boston University. This year, however, the Crimson will not have the chance to avenge its overtime loss to the Terriers, falling in the 2020 semifinals.


Men's Basketball's Baker Excels After Summer at NBA

And while Baker’s future may one day lead him to the NBA League offices once again, or perhaps the front office of an NBA franchise, those are opportunities to consider on another day. But three seasons and three Ivy League tournaments have left the Crimson’s seniors, at one time ranked as a top 10 recruiting class nationally, without a single, ever so elusive, NCAA Tournament appearance.


Baker's Business

Senior Robert Baker spent his summer working at NBA League offices in New York City.


Lewis' Senior Surge for Men's Basketball

With fellow senior Bryce Aiken exiting the first game of the trip with a sprained foot, Lewis calmly stepped into the spotlight, leading Harvard to a flawless 4-0 road trip before returning home to beat UC Irvine.


Firkser ’17 Scores First-Ever NFL Playoff Touchdown by Harvard Player

Tight end Anthony Firkser ’17 scored the first-ever touchdown in the NFL Playoffs by a Harvard graduate in the Wild Card game Saturday night. Firkser also came up with a major third-down catch for the Tennessee Titans that helped to seal the upset victory over the New England Patriots in the Crimson alum’s return to Massachusetts.


Men's Basketball Falls Short In Upset Effort Over No. 5 Maryland, 80-73

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.


Men's Soccer Begins New Chapter, Moving on from Lehrer

Pieter Lehrer, The Virginia B. and James O. Welch '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer, will not be returning to coach the Crimson next fall. Lehrer spent seven seasons at Harvard, accumulating a 42-58-13 record during that period.


Women's Rugby Captures First-Ever NIRA National Championship

The Harvard women’s rugby team was named the NIRA National Champions for the first time in program history this past weekend. The Crimson defeated Army West Point, 18-7, at Mignone Field in front of Harvard’s home crowd.


Harvard Drops Fourth-Straight Game, Losing to Penn, 24-20

For the third time this month, the Crimson failed to deliver under pressure. Unfortunately for Harvard, a game that began with a celebration of players in their final year came to an end with a failed last-minute drive in the final quarter. Harvard dropped this Saturday’s home contest to the Pennsylvania Quakers, 24-20.


Harvard Suffers Second Consecutive Heartbreak with 17-10 Overtime Loss to Columbia

For the second straight week, Harvard football ended its game in heartbreak. The Crimson dropped yet another walk-off contest, this time to Columbia in overtime as the Lions intercepted Harvard late to seal the game, 17-10.


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