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Lucy Connor

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Reign of Terrier
Softball

Softball Sweeps Columbia on the Road, Moves into Second in Conference Standings

Despite a sluggish start against out-of-conference opponents, Harvard softball (12-15, 6-3 Ivy) remains in the hunt for the 2022 Ivy League Championship this spring. The team is heating up, most recently with its three-game sweep over Columbia this past weekend, which moved it to second place in the conference standings.

Jump for Joy
Softball

Softball Takes on Spring Break Competition Coast-To-Coast

Ten games, nine days, two coasts, and one Ivy League rivalry later, Harvard softball had a whirlwind of a spring break. Jetting off to California to start a non-stop onslaught of competition, Harvard (8-11, 2-1 Ivy) competed in the UCR/CBU Classic against the University of North Dakota (10-22), California Baptist University (18-16), and Saint Mary’s College (11-10).

Full Steam Ahead
Women's Rugby

Harvard Women’s Rugby Ends 2021 Season With Loss to Army in NIRA Semifinals

The No. 2 Harvard women’s rugby team (6-2, 6-1 NIRA) was unable to hold off No. 3 Army (7-2, 4-2 NIRA) in the 2021 National Intercollegiate Rugby Association National Semifinals, drawing its 15s season to a close. West Point returned hungry for vengeance after its recent loss to Harvard in the regular season, and the Crimson’s hope of defending its 2019 NIRA Championship title was ended on Saturday, Nov. 13th at Mignone Field with a final score of 25-17.

Rivalries
Women's Rugby

Women’s Rugby Takes First Loss of Season to Ivy Rival Dartmouth

Following five fierce wins in its 2021 season, the Harvard women’s rugby team (5-1, Ivy 1-1) suffered its first defeat against Dartmouth (6-0, Ivy 2-0) on Saturday. The Big Green came out strong and fast right off the first whistle and was able to quell all future Crimson momentum in a 45-31 victory.

Elusive Erica
Women's Rugby

Women’s Rugby Cruises Past Brown 60-8, Continues Undefeated Start

In its Ivy League Opener, the Harvard Women’s Rugby team (5-0, 1-0 Ivy) showcased its dominance with a 60-8 win over Brown. Performing on Mignone field in front of its large and loyal fan base, the Crimson rallied against a tough and physical opponent for yet another impressive win.

Bears to Hibernate
Football

In Photos: Packed Stands, Historic Milestones, and 1-0 in the Ivy League

In front of a raucous crowd of 20,748 at Harvard Stadium, the Crimson started fast and never looked back. After building a 42-0 halftime lead, Harvard would go on to a 49-17 victory over Brown in its Ivy League opener and first home game since 2019. The Crimson's triumph would also be head coach Tim Murphy's 180th career win, a new Ivy League record that earned the Harvard bench boss a Gatorade shower at the game's end.

Amped Up
Women's Rugby

Women’s Rugby Overpowers Long Island in Dominant Weekend Performance

One week following its first decisive win of the season against Mount Saint Mary’s, the Harvard women’s rugby team returned to Mignone Field on Saturday to face Long Island University. The Crimson dominated the game from start to finish, resulting in a lopsided final score of 109-5.

An Army of Defenders
Women's Rugby

Women’s Rugby Begins National Title Defense with Rout of Mount Saint Mary’s

In its last season, the Crimson (1-0, 0-0 Ivy) took home the NIRA National Championship, but that was over a year and a half ago. Due to the Ivy League’s decision to cancel the 2020-21 rugby season amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Harvard entered the game with newcomers making up almost half the team.

Let's Keep It Simple: National Champions
Women's Rugby

It's Lonely at the Top: Women's Rugby, National Champs and Team of the Year

On Mignone Field, in front of a large and boisterous home crowd, the Harvard women’s rugby team defeated Army West Point 18-7 to be named the 2019 National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) National Champions for the first time in program history. After a season full of adversity and a couple stinging losses, the team pulled together to achieve a historic season.

Winners At Last
Women's Rugby

Women's Rugby Captures First-Ever NIRA National Championship

The Harvard women’s rugby team was named the NIRA National Champions for the first time in program history this past weekend. The Crimson defeated Army West Point, 18-7, at Mignone Field in front of Harvard’s home crowd.

Stiff Competition
Women's Rugby

Women's Rugby Beats Dartmouth, Advances to NIRA Championships

In its third matchup of this season, the Harvard women’s rugby team got its revenge and defeated Dartmouth in a stunning victory, 23-22, this past weekend in the NIRA semifinal game, earning a spot in the NIRA National Championship this coming weekend.

The 'Ole College Try
Women's Rugby

Women's Rugby Falls to Rival Dartmouth in Ivy Championships

This past weekend, the Harvard women’s rugby team fell to Dartmouth in the Ivy League Championship, 41-22. The Crimson beat the Big Green early on this season in September, 50-32, but the team was unable to channel that same energy in order to see a similar result this past Saturday.

Playoffs?
Previews

Women's Rugby Readies for Ivy Postseason after 5-1 Campaign

Harvard will attempt to win Ivies for the second year in a row this Saturday and will look to improve from last year’s Bronze in the NIRA Championship the following day.

Oh Thank Heaven
Women's Rugby

Rugby Falls to Army West Point, 34-10

While the Crimson controlled the game's opening minutes, the Black Knights recovered and never looked back.

Two Champions
Men's Squash

Men's and Women's Squash Each Claim National Individual Championships

The Harvard squash program ended its impressive season winning both Men’s and Women’s Team National Championships and Men’s and Women’s Individual National Championships.

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