In the Harvard men’s lacrosse team’s final game of the season against rival Yale on Saturday, the Crimson stormed out to a second-quarter lead and withstood a late comeback attempt to finish off its season on a high note and without a losing record.
The Harvard men’s lacrosse team is in a precarious position. Having started with immensely high preseason expectations, and rising as high as 10th in the national polls, the team has now lost four straight games and is in danger of not making the Ivy League tournament, its only legitimate shot at a postseason berth.
With snow piled high on the winter streets of Cambridge, the No. 13/10 Harvard men’s lacrosse team traveled south to Durham, N.C., but did not find a warm reception waiting for them from No. 6/6 Duke. Strong shooting helped propel the defending national champions stretch a two-goal halftime lead into seven-goal margin of victory, 21-14.
The Harvard men’s water polo team started its season off on a high note this weekend, winning all three of its games at the Princeton Invitational and living up to its ranking as the 19th-best team in the country.