Early on in the 2018 championship match it was evident that the Crimson was facing an extremely difficult Big Green squad. Harvard proved unable to surmount Dartmouth’s early lead, and was shut out in the championship match.
Since a loss at the hands of NYU in December, the Crimson has only continued to grow, defeating all teams that cross its path. Since that loss, the team has registered two major wins, one at the Beanpot, and the other at the Ivy League Championship.
Last December, in the last meeting with NYU, Harvard left with a win for the women’s and a loss for the men’s. On Sunday, all that could be heard was the roar of the athletes cheering on their teammates, palpable energy that translated into wins for both the women’s and men’s teams.
For the second year in a row, the Harvard women’s rugby team battled Dartmouth in the Ivy League title match. For the second year in a row—and the second time this year—the Crimson ultimately fell to the Big Green, 22-8.
On Friday, the No. 7 Harvard Radcliffe Women’s Rugby club opened its season with a 61-0 blowout win against No. 9 West Chester University in West Chester, Penn. The victory gives the Crimson a 6-0 series history, a 2-0 series history at West Chester, as well as a season opening win for the second consecutive year.
There were countless days where I would felt like this self-praise was a lie and that I was shielding myself from the truth of my ugly body. Yet for every one of those days of doubts, I would have a day of love for every inch of my brown skin―stretch marks and cellulite included.
The Harvard softball team stayed in contention for an Ivy League Championship Series bid as it tripped up to Providence, R.I., and swept Brown in a three-game weekend series, putting the Crimson second in the Ivy North Division behind only Dartmouth. The three victories extended Harvard’s Ivy win streak to five consecutive games. The Crimson’s away record improved to 7-5 as well.
Last July, only one Harvard athlete qualified for multiple events at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Her name was Gabby Thomas. At the time, she was barely finished her freshman year in Cambridge. “It’s something that’s hard to do when you’re at her level," said freshman and fellow sprinter Karina Joiner. "Being able to come back to college, after national meets and all the events, and still being so chill.”