Harvard will be looking to prove that its last-place finish in the Ivy League last year, their first such finish since 2012, was no more than a fluke.
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.
Harvard dealt with some extreme weather this week, as it defeated Providence on Monday in 92-degree heat and lost to No. 22 UMass Lowell last night after a thunderstorm delayed kickoff.
The result, which came on senior day, ended a trying season for Harvard. In the past few weeks, the Crimson has played several close games but struggled to earn a win.
With a late goal scored on a bicycle kick, No. 20 Dartmouth put to rest any real chance of Harvard winning the Ancient Eight this year and making the NCAA tournament. The Big Green, on the other hand, continued its strong season and vaulted to top of the conference standings.
Harvard men’s soccer finished in a 1-1 draw for the second weekend in a row, unable to secure the victory over Princeton. The Tigers got on the board first after 77 minutes of play. Seven minutes later, sophomore forward Philip Hausen found the back of the net to tie it up.