At a now-or-never point in the season, Harvard men’s ice hockey (5-16-4, 5-9-4 ECAC) must strive for near-perfect play. It came close to perfection this past weekend, notching a one-goal win over St. Lawrence but falling to Clarkson by the same margin. Except for a blowout loss to No. 1-ranked Boston College in the consolation round of the Beanpot last week, Harvard has kept it close against ranked teams over the past month.
Coming off back-to-back wins, Harvard women’s basketball (14-9, 7-3 Ivy) looked to continue its winning ways, playing host to a pair of New York rivals in Cornell (7-15, 1-9) and Columbia (18-5, 9-1). However, this weekend’s homestand ended with the same result as two weeks earlier, a 74-51 thrashing of the Big Red followed by an excruciating 71-63 defeat to the Lions.
The Harvard women’s lacrosse team approaches the 2024 season looking to build on its solid performance last season, which saw the squad finish third place in the Ivy League. With strong performances against Yale, Columbia, and Dartmouth, and two near losses to the Ivy League 2023 Tournament Champions, the Penn Quakers, the Crimson is set to return for the 2024 season with a hunger to improve upon last year’s success.
The Harvard men’s volleyball team (3-4) got off to a tough start this season, losing four of its first five matchups against mostly high-ranked teams before bouncing back with two wins last weekend.
The Harvard men’s ice hockey team lost 5-0 to the No. 1 Boston College Eagles (20-5-1, 13-3-1 HE) in the consolation round of the 71st Beanpot Tournament held at TD Garden. After falling short to the reigning champions, Northeastern, in a 3-2 overtime nailbiter, the Crimson was overpowered by the Eagles in Monday’s matinee, a game that at times looked uncompetitive.
A seven-round shootout, nail biting victory at home on Friday night against Ivy League challenger Dartmouth gave Harvard (4-14-4, 4-8-4 ECAC) a much-needed extra point in the ECAC standings. When the game clock signaled the end of the third period, both teams were tied at five goals. With the win, the Crimson can now claim both regular-season matchups with Dartmouth, both of the walk-off variety.
The annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet saw Harvard men’s (6-2, 6-1 Ivy) and women’s (5-2, 5-2 Ivy) swimming and diving teams make waves at Princeton’s DeNunzio Pool, with the former going undefeated on the weekend and the latter going 1-1.
Energy was high in Malkin Athletic Center this past weekend, as Harvard wrestling (3-5) contested its final two home duals of the season, dropping both against Princeton and Penn. The squad did earn a few hardfought wins and gave a heartfelt sendoff to its seven seniors in front of a supportive audience of students, friends, and family.
History will be made on Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers square off in Las Vegas, as two Harvard football alums will meet in the Super Bowl for the first time in NFL history.
Harvard men’s hockey (4-13-3, 4-8-3 ECAC) lost the 2024 Beanpot semifinal to the Northeastern Huskies (11-12-2, 6-11-0 HE) 3-2 in an overtime heartbreaker, after the Huskies netted the game-winning goal just 33 seconds into overtime.
This weekend presented the Crimson with a key opportunity to solidify its spot in the Ivy League Tournament coming this March. Harvard fought valiantly in a tough matchup against Columbia before ultimately succumbing in a 82-70 defeat, snapping Harvard’s three-game win streak. The Crimson recovered from the setback, besting the Big Red 63-52 to earn third place outright in the Ivy League.
Following a dominant performance against the University of Pennsylvania’s Quakers last weekend, the Crimson continued its winning streak in New Haven on Saturday afternoon, securing a victory against the Yale Bulldogs (4-14, NCAA, 1-4 Ivy League) by a final score of 61-52.
This weekend, the Crimson women’s tennis team returned home on an extended three-match winning streak, as it prevailed with resilient wins over the DePaul University Blue Demons and the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers in two decisive away match-ups.
Returning from a disappointing end to the 2023 season, which had been highly-touted by lacrosse insiders as a potential breakthrough for Frisbie Family Head Coach Gerry Byrne and his men’s lacrosse team, the squad can rely on the return of key players on both ends of the field as well as a stacked freshman class for its 2024 battle in the competitive Ivy League.