Sophomore Devin Dwyer of the Harvard men’s lacrosse team came into the 2014 campaign as the reigning All-New England Rookie of the Year. Despite the target on his back, the attackman only gotten better this season, despite teams focusing their defenses on stopping him.
A final spurt of defensive effort made all the difference in the Harvard men’s lacrosse game Friday night. The Crimson (10-5, 5-1 Ivy) battled Yale (9-5, 3-3) for the second time this week, but this time a bid in the Ivy League tournament final was up for grabs. This time around, No. 1-seed Harvard topped the No. 4-seed Bulldogs, 10-9, at Harvard Stadium.
In the familiar confines of the Murr Center on Saturday, the No. 2 Crimson (9-0, 3-0 Ivy) extended its unbeaten record by topping Rochester (6-4, 3-1 Liberty League). Harvard dropped just one match to emerge victorious, 8-1.
The Harvard women’s basketball team returned home with a bang. After a month of road games, the Crimson (8-3) returned to Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday with a 60-41 win over the Hofstra Pride (4-5). The win marks Harvard’s best start since the 1997-98 season, when the Crimson began its season 16-2.
“The fact that we could have a win, as ugly as it may have been on the offensive end … I am thrilled,” coach Kathy Delaney-Smith said. “I was a little frustrated with the shots. We got a lot of [opportunities] that did not fall for us … The irony is that we tend to think we shoot better when we play at home.”