By the end of regulation, the hosts had run up the final score to 55-13. Saturday was another instance of the Big Green asserting its dominance over the Crimson squad in the last few years.
Harvard will conclude Ivy Plus play on Sunday and then gear up for ITA Regionals, which take place in Princeton, N.J. from Oct. 11 through Oct. 16. It will try to build off of a promising start, especially considering the fact that 2018 is its first year without ex-head coach Dave Fish, who spent 42 years with the team, racking up 21 Ivy League championships.
With the HYP meet occuring last week and an upcoming meet at the Roy Griak Invitational next week, Harvard fielded significantly fewer runners this year than previously before, with hopes of resting the majority of its racers to prepare for later meets.
After not being able to travel with the team in Harvard’s last tournament, sophomore Grant Fairbairn led the way for Harvard in his season debut. The California native shot a 70 on Saturday, good enough for two-under par and third place on the leaderboard. Sunday saw him turn in a solid 73, which slid him back three spots to end the tournament in sixth place in a field of 74 competitors.
In the 118th matchup between Harvard and Brown, the Crimson bested its opponent, 31-17, to kick off its Ivy League schedule.
The men’s team submitted a strong performance at the Chowder Fest tournament, while the women’s team traveled to the Dartmouth and Columbia Invitationals, finishing with winning records at both.
Not only did Harvard cruise through this weekend’s matches as it faced two Massachusetts rivals — Northeastern and UMass — but sophomore forward Natalie Sicher’s breakout game on Sunday earned her the title of Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week.
This weekend, Harvard tripped to Colorado to challenge two formidable foes: No. 5 Denver and No. 23 Air Force. As their rankings may suggest, the home teams ran away with both games, as the Crimson fell to the Pioneers, 3-1, before bowing out to the Falcons by an even more lopsided score of 6-1.
Sophomore running back Aaron Shampklin scored four touchdowns en route to Harvard's home opening win on Saturday afternoon.
In a thrilling back-and-forth affair, Harvard women’s volleyball took down previously undefeated Boston College in five sets. Momentum swung like a pendulum, with each team trading a win for a loss in each resulting set. After the Eagles forced a fifth and final set, the Crimson took home the final set 15-11.