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In Photos: Harvard Athletic Events Return to Campus in Full Force

For the first time in roughly a year and a half, Harvard Athletics is back. Four teams took to the pool, field, and court across campus as fans cheered them on in an action-packed weekend after the first days of classes.

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Harvard outside hitter Katie S. Vorhies ’24 spikes the ball during the second set of the team’s Saturday game against Austin Peay. The team roared back from a 13-3 deficit to keep it close, but ultimately dropped the set 25-15. Vorhies led all Harvard players with 8 kills in the match.

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Hitters Corinne E. Furey ’25 and Olivia B. Cooper ’24 rise up for a block in the first set against Austin Peay. Despite playing well, the team ultimately lost their first match of the day 3-0.

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Fans showed up in full force to support the Women’s Volleyball team in their second game of the day against Merrimack, helping spur the team on to a 3-1 victory. After a busy opening weekend, the team has a 1-2 record.

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The Women’s rugby team runs a successful out-of-bounds play during the first half of their win over Mount St. Mary’s. The team was able to capitalize on the possession, converting a 5-point try in the ensuing minute.

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Fans celebrate Friday night after a 5-point try by the women’s rugby team. The team started their national title defense strong, defeating Mount St. Mary’s 53-5 in their first game of the season.

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Forward Murphy A. Agnew ’22 looks downfield mid-attack during a close game against St. John’s University on Sunday. The Crimson would go on to win 3-2 in overtime as Hannah J. Bebar ’25 scored the golden goal in the 98th minute to bring Harvard’s record to 3-0-0.

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Taylor O. Fasnacht ’24, Agnew, Angela P. Caloia ’23, and Sophie R. Hirst ’22 embrace after Fasnacht nets the Crimson’s second goal in the 29th minute to go up 2-0. Caloia scored Harvard’s first goal in the fifth minute.

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Crimson goalkeeper Anna Karpenko ’24 leaps to deflect a corner kick during the second half of the game. Karpenko earned her first career win as a collegiate goalie, notching two saves.

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Attacker Alex Tsotadze ’23 finds his way to the front of the net for a shot in the team’s Saturday afternoon game against Fordham. The team led the first three quarters of a close game, before ultimately losing 10-8.

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Harvard head coach Ted Minnis draws up a play for the team during a timeout in their game against Wagner College. After playing four games over the course of two days, the team holds a 3-1 record heading into the Princeton Invitational this upcoming weekend.

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Harvard shakes hands with Wagner College after their 16-12 win on Sunday morning at Blodgett Pool. Andrej Basica ’25 led the way with seven goals and Noah J. Hodge ’23 made 16 saves in goal before the Crimson defeated Austin College later that afternoon.

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