In a 3-1 decision over Princeton at George Mason’s Recreation Athletic Complex, Harvard clinched its first ever EIVA Championship title and punched its subsequent first ever ticket to the NCAA Tournament.
After losing the Ivy League Championship Series in 2016 and 2017 against Princeton, maybe all Harvard softball needed was a change in scenery. The Crimson traveled to Hanover, N.H., where it bested Dartmouth in two games to claim the Ancient Eight title and advance to the NCAA Regionals.
The season is on the verge of closing, after which the 2018 Crimson baseball team, for all its accolades, will be no more. But, before it moves on, though, the newfound Bad Boys of Boston look to add one more feather to its cap: an Ivy title.
At the Penn-hosted Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships, the Crimson track and field teams left with nine first place medals. Across the two day meet, the women's team placed second while the men finished sixth.
This weekend, Dartmouth softball handily swept Brown to finish 16-5 in conference play. In doing so, the Big Green clinched home field advantage in the Ivy League Championship Series and will host Harvard in next weekend's best-of-three set.
Alternating every year, Harvard Stadium and the Yale Bowl play host to the annual mid-November showdown known as The Game. This year, though, a third famous stadium joins that group.
In its inaugural trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Crimson squared off with 19-time champion UCLA on the Bruins' home turf. Under the lights of the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif., Harvard went up one game before dropping three consecutively.
One win was all that the Harvard needed. After picking up that one win at Brown, the Crimson dropped the other two to close out its season, but will head to the Ivy Championship series for the third straight year.
Despite jumping out to leads in all three of its games, the Crimson could only muster one win on Sunday to avoid being swept by Cornell. The team must regroup for its final matchup of the year in order to clinch a spot in the Ivy Championship series.
In its last game before heading to Brown to close out the regular season, the Crimson lost a low-scoring affair against Boston College, 3-1, at the new Harrington Athletics Village in Brighton.
At the end of the final round of the Ivy League Championships, the Harvard women’s golf team remained tied with Princeton for the top spot to decide the conference crown. In dramatic fashion, the Crimson came up just short in a playoff hole against the Tigers to decide the Ancient Eight title.
This weekend appeared to be a golden opportunity for a three-peat, as the team was tied for first entering the final day of play, but it was not to be. Harvard slipped to a third place finish after a difficult final round.
The Crimson is now gunning for its first Ivy League Championship title since 2005, when it defeated Cornell at O’Donnell Field in Cambridge, Mass. Thirteen years later, Harvard might just have what it takes to get back to the championship series.
With a possible spot in the Ivy tournament on the line and the seniors playing in their final home games at Harvard Stadium, the Crimson certainly had no shortage of motivation. The only question was whether there was enough time.
Recently reaching the top echelon of the rankings, the No. 1 ranked men's lightweight crew did what it has continued to do the whole season, edging out Navy by a second this weekend in Annapolis, Maryland.
When you know you have a good team, just put your head down and go to work. The Bad Boys, out of Cambridge, Mass., know it best. The baseball team took two of three from the visiting Brown squad last weekend, evening its division record.