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Men’s Golf Leaps Out to Strong Start in 2021 Campaign

The Harvard men’s golf team has had no trouble avoiding the rough, with three top-three team finishes to start its fall season.

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Sophomore defender Taylor Fasnacht scores on the way to a 3-2 Crimson victory against St. John's on Sept. 5. Since the victory against the Red Storm, Harvard has drawn once and won once to maintain an undefeated record.

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NOTEBOOK: Women’s Soccer Improves to 4-0-1 ahead of Final Pre-Ivy Matches, Best Start since 1996

With just two games separating Harvard from its Ivy League opener against Penn on Sept. 25, now is a good time to take a step back and consider the Crimson’s performance in its first five games. Harvard remains undefeated through five games for the first time since 1996, a season in which it went 15-2-0 overall and won all seven league games. It is an encouraging start to the season for a team with serious hopes of winning the Ivy League. Here are some takeaways from the opening few weeks of the season.

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NOTEBOOK: Powerplay, Cameron Gornet Take No. 18 Men’s Hockey to Comeback Draw Against Yale

The tie comes at a crucial moment for the Crimson, as the team is in the midst of a final ECAC stretch while striving to keep its national playoff hopes alive.

King of the Hill
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NOTEBOOK: Punting, Bad Starts, and Defense Characterize Football's Victory Over Holy Cross

The Crimson’s win streak increased to four on Saturday with its 31-21 victory over Holy Cross. Visiting the Jesuit school in Worcester, Mass., Harvard picked up its first road win of the season.

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Notebook: Smith Shines and Third-Downs Key in Harvard Win

Under the field’s Friday night lights, Harvard swamped Brown, holding the Bears to a single touchdown as they scored six of their own. Here’s what we took away from this weekend’s Crimson triumph.

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NOTEBOOK: The Game Sees Sod, Stewart, and Kickers, but No Birds

This weekend, Harvard beat Yale for the first time since 2015. Rather than Harvard Stadium or the Yale Bowl, the 45-27 Crimson win in the 135th rendition of The Game was hosted by Fenway Park as Harvard Stadium was reported to be under construction. The move represented the first time in 106 years that the rivalry — the second oldest in college football — has been played somewhere other than the stadiums of the two hosts. The contest brought the largest attendance of any game this season to the sold out ballpark for a game with no Ivy League title ramifications, and a challenge simply for the pride of victory.

Defense Takes a Stand
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NOTEBOOK: Defense Shines in Close Loss to Undefeated Princeton

As boats rowed down the nearby Charles River during the annual Head of the Charles Regatta, so, too, did the hopes of an Ivy League championship float away for the Harvard football team on Saturday.

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NOTEBOOK: Last-Second Field Goal Caps off Close Football Win

Harvard came out on top in a back and forth affair against Holy Cross on Friday evening. Highlights from the match included strong fourth quarter performance, special teams gaffes and a strong defense.

Can't Be Brought Down
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NOTEBOOK: Special Teams Woes and Personal Bests Highlight Football’s Cornell Loss

Over the weekend, Harvard made the long bus drive to Ithaca, N.Y., to square off against Cornell for the second consecutive year. And for the second consecutive year, the Crimson left the town with its second loss. And for the second consecutive year, Harvard’s two losses come in the first four weeks of play to both the Big Red and Rhode Island.

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Notebook: Despite Strong Defense, Football Falls to URI

Over the duration of the current senior class’ time in Cambridge, the Crimson boasts an 8-3 record against non-league competition, and two of those losses have come at the hands of the Rams.

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NOTEBOOK: Sophomores Lead Football Over Brown

The matchup between Harvard and Brown is always an interesting one. The latter is convinced a rivalry exists and the former treats it like any other game. Last weekend, Harvard outshone the temporary lights at Brown Stadium, defeating the home team 31-17.

Own the Trenches
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NOTEBOOK: Front Lines Fuel Football's Victory over San Diego

The offensive line paved the way for a punishing ground game and gave sophomore quarterback Jake Smith tons of time to go through his progressions in the pocket. The defensive line stunted much of the Toreros’ running progress and hurried quarterback Anthony Lawrence 14 times.

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Notebook: Long Ball, Lewis Push Harvard Past Cornell

With just over a minute left in overtime and with Harvard up 86-85 against Cornell, what might’ve the biggest play of the night happened outside of Lavietes Pavilion. In fact, it happened all the way in New Haven.

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Notebook: Men's Hockey Revives Power Play, Makes Unexpected Change in Net in Beanpot Consolation Game

In some ways, righting the ship is exactly what coach Donato’s group did. In others, the team has yet to iron out certain aspects of its season.

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