The Harvard men’s tennis team had a tough run at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s All-American Championship, with only sophomore Henry Von Der Schulenberg reaching the main draw consolation bracket. The Crimson competed against colleges across the country on the campus of the University of Tulsa and Case Tennis Center at LaFortune Park in Tulsa, Okla.
No. 12 Harvard (11-1, 4-0 Ivy League) smashed past Yale (5-7, 2-2) on Oct. 9, closing out the game commandingly in the second half with two goals off of corners for a final score of 3-1.
Brown silenced Harvard’s potent attack on a windy Saturday afternoon at Jordan Field, dashing the Crimson’s hopes for an undefeated season and dealing it what could be a fatal blow in the race for the Ivy League title.
No. 19/RV Harvard Football Cruises Over Lafayette in Last Tuneup before Ivy League Showdown against Undefeated No. 20/25 Princeton
In its last non-conference matchup of the season, No. 19/RV Harvard (5-0, 2-0 Ivy) raced out to an early lead and never looked back, cruising to a 30-3 victory against Lafayette (2-5, 1-1 Patriot League). Missing a pillar of its sixth-ranked rushing attack after holding junior running back Aaron Shampklin out of the game as a precaution, the Crimson did not miss a beat, torching the Lafayette defense to the tune of 229 yards.
Coming off a grueling five-set loss on the road to Princeton last weekend, the Harvard women’s volleyball team (6-8, 3-2 Ivy League) responded with a huge 3-2 win at Yale (10-4, 3-2 Ivy League) on Friday, before falling to Brown (12-3, 5-0 Ivy League) 3-1 on Saturday.
In its Ivy League Opener, the Harvard Women’s Rugby team (5-0, 1-0 Ivy) showcased its dominance with a 60-8 win over Brown. Performing on Mignone field in front of its large and loyal fan base, the Crimson rallied against a tough and physical opponent for yet another impressive win.
Men's Soccer fell to No. 24 Cornell 5-4 after conceding five and then scoring four unanswered goals to nearly complete an unthinkable comeback.
Harvard went into the halftime break in Ithaca tied 0-0 Saturday afternoon, having been neutralized by Cornell’s first-half press. But any hope of a massive Big Red upset was quickly stamped out in the second stanza, as two goals from junior center forward Angela Caloia keyed the Crimson’s 4-0 win after the sluggish first-half performance.
Trailing at halftime for the first time all season, the No. 22 Harvard football team’s perfect record looked like it could be in jeopardy Saturday afternoon against winless Cornell. That changed just minutes after the Crimson came out of the locker room for the second half. Harvard exploded for three second half touchdowns to coast past the Big Red, 24-10. The Crimson (4-0, 2-0 Ivy), riding high after being nationally ranked this week for the first time in five years, came alive for 14 points in the third third quarter to overcome a first half deficit and keep its perfect record alive.
The Harvard sailing team is back in action with its eyes set on the national championships. The team captured a trio of top-three finishes last weekend, marking one of its best weekends of the 2021 season.
The Harvard women’s tennis team had a successful weekend at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Northeast Regionals, with three players qualifying for the Northeast Super Regional tournament. The Crimson competed against players from regional schools and members of the Ivy League at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Harvard was busy on the road this weekend, with a trio of games against Princeton, St. Francis College Brooklyn, and Iona College. The Crimson brought back two wins, over the Tigers and Gaels of Iona to start the conference season with a 2-1 league record.
Women’s Volleyball Continues Competitive Ivy League Play, Defeating Penn, Losing to Princeton in a Decider
This past weekend, Harvard (5-7, 2-1 Ivy League) traveled to Penn (4-8, 1-2 Ivy League) and Princeton (9-2, 3-0 Ivy League) for a pair of conference matchups, delivering a win against the Quakers on Friday and dropping a close contest to the Tigers on Saturday.
Harvard opened its 2021 Ivy League slate against Yale on Saturday night, holding the reigning Ivy League champions to a 0-0 tie through overtime in New Haven.
No.10/20 Harvard spoiled Yale’s alumni weekend on Saturday in New Haven, controlling the game throughout en route to a 2-0 win at Reese Stadium that allowed the Crimson to remain one of the four undefeated teams in the nation.
Harvard fell by a score of 3-1 to No. 6 New Hampshire in a closely contested match on Tuesday night in Durham, N.H. In its final game before Ivy League play, the Crimson proved that it could match up with one of the best teams in the country.
For the third time in its first six matches, Harvard played overtime after 90 minutes was not enough to find a winner. Unlike its other two games to go to overtime, the Crimson came out of this one victorious, sending Vermont home with a golden goal in the 107th minute from first-year forward Alessandro Arlotti.
Under the Friday night lights, students and fans filed into Harvard Stadium en masse for Harvard’s first home game since a 24-20 loss to Penn on November 16, 2019. Together, the sea of crimson and white formed a raucous crowd of 20,748, firing up the Crimson as it played its opening game of the 2021 Ivy League season. The crowd came to see a show, and Harvard (2-0, 1-0 Ivy) certainly produced one, running all over Brown (0-2, 0-1 Ivy) in a 49-17 victory.
Hannah Bebar calmly received the ball with her back to goal and took a touch before turning and firing into the top right corner to put Harvard up 3-0. By the time the ball rippled the net for the third time at Jordan Field, it had become clear that the Crimson will present a different type of challenge for Ivy League defenses this season. In their last four meetings, No.15/23 Harvard (7-0-1, 1-0-0 Ivy League) and Penn (5-2-2, 0-1-0 Ivy) had scored three combined goals. The Crimson matched that total on a sunny Saturday afternoon, cruising past the Quakers to open the conference season with a resounding win.
Playing its physically closest away game of the season, Harvard (2-2-1, 0-0 Ivy League) pulled back up to .500 in a night to remember for the visiting squad. Junior goalkeeper Gianluca Trofa made his mark in his first full game for the Crimson, notching an assist as well as 12 saves, one of which came on a penalty kick.
Men's soccer continued its string of close matches, staying within touching distance all game but ultimately falling by a score of 1-0 to Quinnipiac in Connecticut on Saturday
Women's volleyball bounced back from a defeat at the hands of nationally-ranked Oregon, defeating Howard and American to improve to 3-6 on the season.
For the first time since its 50-45 double-overtime loss to Yale on Nov. 23, 2019, Harvard suited up again in its long-anticipated return to the football field. It did not disappoint in its early-season action, putting the rest of the Ivy League on notice with a 44-9 blowout victory over Georgetown University at Cooper Field in Washington, D.C. The Crimson (1-0, 0-0 Ivy) has now won 16 of its last 20 season openers and improved to 120-25-2 (.823) all-time in debut games.
Harvard women’s soccer defeated Kansas 2-1 at Jordan Field on Sunday in a tight, cagey affair marred by several injuries. The Crimson maintained its undefeated record, improving to 6-0-1 in its final game before Ivy League play kicks off next Saturday.