As the Harvard women’s soccer team prepared to kick off against Columbia in its final game of the season, every single outfield player in the graduating class had scored a goal in their collegiate careers—with the exception of one.
With an incessantly aggressive defense, yet another shutout performance by its goalkeeper, and a first-half game-winner from freshman defender Jillian Wachira, the Crimson demonstrated how effective its hunger to win can be in a 1-0 victory over Yale on Saturday night.
On Sunday, Harvard locked horns with Quinnipiac, taking down the Bobcats on the road, 1-0, on freshman midfielder/forward Sophie Hirst’s second-half goal. On Wednesday night at Jordan Field, the Crimson (2-3) followed it up by dropping a 1-0 contest to the Maine Black Bears in a disappointing home loss.
The past two iterations of the Harvard women's soccer squad have been defined by staunch defense, characterized by star goalkeeping and the synergy of its core defenders, more so than by its ability to score. But 2018 might prove different.
The season is on the verge of closing, after which the 2018 Crimson baseball team, for all its accolades, will be no more. But, before it moves on, though, the newfound Bad Boys of Boston look to add one more feather to its cap: an Ivy title.
Despite jumping out to leads in all three of its games, the Crimson could only muster one win on Sunday to avoid being swept by Cornell. The team must regroup for its final matchup of the year in order to clinch a spot in the Ivy Championship series.
The Crimson is now gunning for its first Ivy League Championship title since 2005, when it defeated Cornell at O’Donnell Field in Cambridge, Mass. Thirteen years later, Harvard might just have what it takes to get back to the championship series.
When you know you have a good team, just put your head down and go to work. The Bad Boys, out of Cambridge, Mass., know it best. The baseball team took two of three from the visiting Brown squad last weekend, evening its division record.
No shortage of confidence could be found on the squad as the Bad Boys of Boston drove down to West Haven, Conn., last Friday to take on conference leader Yale, and the three-game tilt started off with a bang.
With an 8-6 victory over Northeastern on Wednesday afternoon, the Crimson (13-14, 3-3 Ivy League) lifted the silver trophy coveted annually by four Boston-area schools—Boston College, UMass, Northeastern, and Harvard.