Crimson staff writer
After a three-game stretch to start the year that took Harvard men's lacrosse all across the region, the Crimson finally returned — not only to its home at Jordan Field, but also to its winning ways, as it edged past Fairfield 15-12 in a back-and-forth game.
Harvard will host Fairfield in its first home contest of the season this Saturday at 3:00 PM on Jordan Field. The Crimson went 1-2 on the road to open the season, defeating No. 19 UMass before falling to Holy Cross and Albany, with all three games being decided by just a single goal.
The game proved to be a difficult test for Harvard, as the match was very tightly contested throughout, but with its back to the wall and the fate of its season potentially at stake, the Crimson stepped up and reasserted itself with a 2-1 victory against none other than the back-to-back Ivy League champions.
There is no doubt that any Harvard-Yale matchup has a little extra buzz to it, but when both teams have identical records and are vying for a top spot in the conference, it is safe to say that there was a lot more surrounding this game than just the historical rivalry.
Volley goals, flip throws, and complete control. Could you really ask for more? After a masterful 3-0 performance against Quinnipiac, the Harvard women’s soccer team returned to the pitch to follow up with another dominant 2-0 win in its first-ever game against the Northwestern Wildcats. Despite a relatively close score, it was clear that the Crimson had the overall advantage throughout the game due to its relentless offense, overwhelming defense, and great goalkeeping from senior goalkeeper Kat Hess.
While the accomplishment is truly remarkable, Tertsch’s initial reaction was rather neutral, considering her performance.
A week after one of the toughest losses of the year against No. 7/6 Penn (8-3, 6-0 Ivy League), tri-captain and junior attacker Kyle Anderson came out and tied his career high with seven goals in a stellar performance against Princeton in an effort to keep playoff hopes alive for the Crimson.
After an incredible midseason surge brought the men’s lacrosse team to above .500 for the first time this season, the Crimson had its three-game win streak snapped against its first ranked opponent since taking on No. 12/14 North Carolina in the season opener.