Crimson staff writer
Spencer R. Morris
Spencer is a member of the 145th and 146th guards. He has covered the men's hockey team since January of 2017.
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Notebook: Men's Hockey Continues Shorthanded Success, Nabs First Regular-Season Game at the Whale in 12 Years
Friday night’s Ivy League title-clinching victory marks the first back-to-back championships for Harvard since 1993-1994.
Notebook: Men's Hockey Dominates Shot Count, Capitalizes on Special Teams in Beanpot Title Win Over BU
The last time the Crimson won a Beanpot, only one member of the current team, Phil Zielonka, was even alive. And he was less than two weeks old.
With four of the nation’s most storied hockey programs in action this week, including three top-10 powerhouses, there will be no shortage of elite talent on display at this year's Beanpot.
The Crimson returned to Cambridge licking its wounds but nevertheless knew it would emerge all the better for the effort it put forth in Illinois. Kicking off a five-game home stand, Harvard hoped to show visiting Fort Wayne and Ball State a few newly learned tricks it picked up from its Chicago-based adversaries.
Both Princeton and Quinnipiac were familiar foes, having defeated Harvard earlier in the season by scores of 2-1. The Crimson improved slightly on those earlier results. This time Harvard left the back-to-back contests with a tie and a loss.
Harvard enjoyed its first-ever triumph over the Owls, 73-62, thanks in part to the solid execution of a clever match-up zone defense.
Despite trailing at the half by three points, the Harvard women’s basketball team surged past visiting Maine en route to a 69-62 victory in its home opener on Tuesday. In the second straight year hosting the Black Bears (1-2) in its home debut, the Crimson (1-1) avenged its 2015 loss and earned its first win of the new season with concerted defensive play and an increasingly more patient offense as the game progressed.
After a nearly scoreless first half of play, the Crimson surrendered its lead to the Big Green late in the game and could not come back.
While freshman Bente van Vlijmen took home Athlete of the Week honors after leading the field hockey team to an Ivy League-clinching victory over the weekend, three other Crimson student-athletes had especially notable performances, earning this week’s Athlete of the Week runners-up honors.
With its third shutout of the season, the Crimson advanced to the Ivy League Championships.
The Harvard men’s soccer team has emerged victorious against Ivy League rival Dartmouth just once in the past six seasons.
Vince’s path to the Olympics began in 8th grade, when he picked up the sport of rowing to satisfy his school’s athletic requirement. Despite his family history in water sports, in particular swimming and water polo, Breet decided his abilities were best suited for an on-the-surface activity.
As Harvard’s scoring leader for the 2015 campaign, senior forward Jake Freeman finds himself in a somewhat unsurprising position: He sits atop the Ancient Eight in points with 16, already flirting with the 17 points he amassed last season.
The Crimson managed to pick up one win in its return to Cambridge, splitting its two Columbus Day weekend matches by beating Brown on Friday afternoon before losing to Yale the following evening.
The Harvard football team does not lose to non-conference opponents. The Crimson has beaten every non-Ivy League team it has faced since dropping its season opener at Holy Cross in 2011. That was long enough ago that not a single member of the current squad was there to suffer defeat.