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With a coast-to-coast, third quarter, man-down goal from senior goalie Christian Barnard setting the tone for the second half of play, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team (1-0) struck gold in its season opener against Providence with a decisive 23-7 victory. The team remains undefeated against the Friars, boasting a perfect 5-0 record against its opponent.
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.
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.
The Harvard women’s ice hockey team (4-17-2, 2-13-1 ECAC), who dropped games to No. 6 Cornell (17-5-1, 12-4-0) and No. 4 Colgate (23-3-1, 14-1-0) earlier in the season, was once again bested by its ranked N.Y. rivals this past weekend 7-2 and 10-1, respectively.
Murphy’s retirement leaves a deep mark on a Crimson program that has amassed the sixth-best winning percentage in all of Division I football since 2000 and cements his legacy as arguably the greatest coach in school history.
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Very few athletes have the opportunity to represent their country. Even fewer have this chance in lacrosse. Not yet recognized by the Olympic Committee despite its title as the one of the fastest growing sports in the world, lacrosse has had to make do with its own version of an Olympic battle: The World Games. For Harvard men's lacrosse standout Logan Ip, the chance to compete for Hong Kong was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
For the past three seasons the Harvard men’s lacrosse team has partnered with Team IMPACT, a Boston based organization that pairs kids with serious illness and disability with college sports teams. In order to draw awareness to the program, the squad decided to make its fall intra-team scrimmage, known as The Burrito Bowl, a Team IMPACT Awareness game. By doing so last season, the team was able to surpass its fundraising goal by almost 300%.
The Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR) is a unique race that occurs once a year, bringing together tens of thousands of people to Harvard Square to watch some of the most talented rowers in the world. Even though the actual crew season takes place in the spring, every athlete regards this race as the second-most important of the season, behind only nationals.
Showing grit and determination throughout a highly-anticipated season, first-year attackman Teddy Malone made an instant impact on the Harvard men’s lacrosse team.
The Harvard men’s lacrosse team pulled off a comeback victory against No. 4 Cornell that altered the trajectory of its season, put it back in contention for a spot in the Ivy Tournament, and proved that despite not performing to the same level as last year, that the team did indeed deserve to be lauded amongst the other top schools in the nation.
In a season that was highly touted by the lacrosse community as being a breakout for the Harvard men’s lacrosse team, the young squad finished decisively lower in the ranking than was expected. Despite building on the young team led by mostly first-years in the 2022 season, the Crimson was unable to make a repeat NCAA tournament appearance.
Despite coming back from a three goal deficit to end the first half tied 5-5, a game that appeared to at first parallel the squad’s three-goal-down comeback against No. 4 Cornell, the Crimson squad was unable to pull off a second consecutive underdog victory, falling to the No. 18 Penn Quakers 15-9. Despite Harvard’s ability to even the score, the Quakers created a definitive four-goal lead in the third quarter that ultimately set the tone for the rest of play. The next two games against RV/No. 20 Princeton and RV/No. 19 Yale will be critical in determining Harvard’s fate in securing a place in the Ivy and NCAA Tournaments.
Raucous cheers erupted from the 2,455 spectators around Jordan Field Saturday afternoon as the Harvard men’s lacrosse team defended its home turf against No. 4 Cornell in a huge 10-8 upset. The underdog team played lockdown defense and the stellar performance was not lost on viewers as the win resulted in a sweep of the weekly Ivy League honors.
The Harvard men’s lacrosse team bounced back from a disappointing week of performances with a win against Colgate on Saturday, breaking its two-game losing streak. The team looked much more confident against the Raiders, building a decisive lead through the first three quarters of play.
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