At the end of the final round of the Ivy League Championships, the Harvard women’s golf team remained tied with Princeton for the top spot to decide the conference crown. In dramatic fashion, the Crimson came up just short in a playoff hole against the Tigers to decide the Ancient Eight title.
Last season, the Crimson’s impressive five-year reign atop the conference came to an end when Princeton took home the title in dominating fashion. This season, Harvard will travel to Metedeconk National Golf Club in the Tigers’ home state of New Jersey in an attempt to return the trophy to Cambridge.
In its last true test before the Ivy League championships, Harvard women’s golf completed a roaring comeback to take home the trophy at the Harvard Invitational for its first win in the competition since October 2013.
Kicking off the spring season, Harvard traveled south to escape the New England cold in its opening match of 2018 in South Carolina. The Crimson was unable to recover from its tough start and finished last in a competitive field of 15.
In a nail-biting defensive battle that came down to the final seconds, Harvard women’s basketball fell to Penn in the Palestra on the Quakers home court. The Crimson shot only 25.8 percent to Penn’s 33.3 percent from the field in a night where shots seemed not to fall for either side.
The Harvard’s women’s basketball team braved weather delays in New York to finish its regular season with two victories over Cornell and Columbia. The Crimson extended its winning streak to four games heading into the Ivy League Tournament, concluding its regular season with a season sweep of both opponents.
In its first Ivy League road trip of the conference schedule, the Killer P's—Penn and Princeton—proved too much for the women’s basketball team. The Crimson’s win streak was snapped at six with the pair of losses.
In an all-important weekend, Harvard women’s basketball will travel to Princeton, N.J., and Philadelphia, Penn., to take on the only other two teams in the Ivy League with just a single loss in a two-day battle for the top of the conference.
Harvard has won four of its last five in a span of hotly contested battles with non-conference and Ancient Eight opponents alike. This weekend marks the middle of its all-important opening Ivy League home stretch.