The Crimson dropped their final two games of the season to Cornell and Columbia
“We’ve known we can be good and we were happy to finally show it,” Fields said. “Now that we’ve made out statement by taking down the top team in the league, the goal is to win-out with the rest of our matches.”
Harvard will not get another opportunity to play Dartmouth this season, but the team gets six more cracks against Ivy League rivals in November.
Harvard went into Columbus Day Weekend with new-found optimism: the squad was coming off a 3-0 win against Brown (9-6, 1-4 Ivy) that snapped an eight game losing streak and garnered the team its first league win of the season. Despite the team’s success in Rhode Island, this past weekend the Crimson (3-11, 1-4) only managed to win one set in two games in New York, falling to Columbia on Friday and Cornell on Saturday. As such, the team ended its stretch on the road with a 1-4 record in Ivy League play.
Harvard started the season with two wins from three, but has fallen to 2-8 through the end of September.
The Crimson fell short against Colgate, but started and ended the weekend with wins.
In Harvard’s final home games of the season, the Crimson celebrated the leaders of the team on Senior Night, but the team was unable to come away with victories against Ancient Eight opponents Yale and Brown.