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Mahtab Shihab

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Swing of the Penndulum
Women's Basketball

PREVIEW: Women’s Basketball Returns Home to Host Princeton, Penn

Harvard will try to avenge its semifinal playoff loss from last year and get one step closer to Ancient Eight glory.

Surveying the Floor
Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Bests Brown, Drops Heartbreaker To Yale

Harvard (10-7, 2-1 Ivy League) started its weekend road split with a heartbreaking defeat at the buzzer at the hands of the Bulldogs (13-6, 3-1 Ivy League). The Crimson saw its five game winning streak come to an end, however Harvard bounced back the following day with a dominant 100-83 victory against Brown.

1000th Point Girl
Women's Basketball

Katie Benzan Surpasses 1000 Point Mark as Harvard Routs Dartmouth

“1,000 has never been on my mind,” said Benzan. “I’ve always just focused on doing whatever the team needs me to do in order to win.”

Skinner Staredown

Women's Basketball Set to Start Ivy League Play

After nearly three weeks away from competition, the Harvard women’s basketball team returns to the court on Saturday to begin its Ivy League schedule against Dartmouth at Lavietes Pavilion. In what has been an up-and-down season for Harvard so far, the Crimson looks to demonstrate its veteran resolve and determination heading into its conference games as it seeks a league championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament.

Stay In Your Lane
Track and Cross Country

BRIEF: Track and Field Falls Against Penn in Dual Meet

This past weekend Harvard competed against Penn in a home dual meet at the Gordon Indoor Track. The men’s team lost by a score of 59-44 while the women’s team was defeated 63-41. The men’s team continued to have strong performances in the sprints while the women’s team excelled in the hurdles and jumps.

Men's Swimming

A Day In the Life of a Swimmer: Charles Vaughan

Charles Vaughan is a sophomore swimmer from Carmel, Ind., who specializes in the breaststroke and the IM. We take a look into his busy life as a student-athlete by going through his routine the day of an away meet at Cornell.

An Eye for the Dish
Field Hockey

Harvard Field Hockey Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals for First Time in Program History

For the first time in school history, No. 6 Harvard field hockey (17-1) earned an NCAA tournament win and will advance to the NCAA quarterfinals.

Final Push
Men's Soccer

Men's and Women's Soccer Host Columbia for Senior Day

Seniors across Harvard’s soccer program will be celebrated this weekend when the men’s and women’s sides both play Columbia in their last games at Jordan Field this season.

Getting in the Grove

Singlet Out

The wrestling team's freshmen were heavily decorated in their high school careers. As they make the transition to the collegiate ranks, they look to continue that trend as members of Harvard's program.

Perfect Form
Women's Volleyball

Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Columbia, Falls to Cornell in Weekend Split

Playing Friday against Columbia, Harvard prolonged its undefeated streak at home, defeating the Lions in straight sets but fell to Cornell the following night in four hard-fought sets.

A New Start
Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer Rallies for 3-2 Victory Against Brown

“I was incredibly impressed with the way we bounced back,” said Crimson head coach Chris Hamblin. “The team was very resilient.”

Boy oh Boy
Field Hockey

Field Hockey Looks to Keep up Hot Streak Against Cornell

Harvard’s success this season is a result of its strong defensive play and and a balanced offensive game. The Crimson averages only 0.83 team goals against, which is the third best mark in the nation while also having the tenth best scoring attack in the nation, with an average 3.25 goals per game.

Killing It
Women's Volleyball

Athletes of the Week: Christina Cornelius and Grace Roberts Burbank

After suffering three successive losses coming into this past weekend, Harvard women's volleyball had a strong showing in its past two games, spearheaded by captain Christina Cornelius and junior hitter Grace Roberts Burbank.

The Price Is Right
Track and Cross Country

BRIEF: Cross Country Squads Show Promise at H-Y-P

At the weekend showdown with Yale and Princeton, the men's team defeated perennial rival Yale while the women finished behind both opponents.