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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While the Crimson controlled the game's opening minutes, the Black Knights recovered and never looked back.
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.
The Harvard women’s squash team finished its historic season over the weekend in the national championship with yet another shutout 9-0 win. Though the team has retained an impressive level of squash excellence, this season was even more remarkable, as every single player on the team went undefeated.
The Crimson men’s squash team ended its undefeated season with a dominant 9-0 win over Trinity in the National Championship to claim its 26th Potter Cup on Sunday. After losing to Trinity the past two years in the championship game, Harvard was finally able to avenge its previous defeats.
Harvard’s squash teams continued to dominate over the weekend, with both teams taking home their respective Men’s and Women’s Ivy League titles. The victories concluded their seasons in perfection.
This season, the Harvard women’s rugby team has proven it deserves attention. The program has continuously been among the best in the NCAA, and its 2018 campaign showed no change. The program’s greatness only becomes more impressive when the difficulty in recruiting high school rugby players and walk-ons is considered.
In its last tournament of 2018, the Harvard women’s tennis team hosts Harvard Invitational this weekend. The team will see competition from Boston University, Syracuse, Georgetown, Cornell, and Michigan State.
Splitting up across the Ivy League, both of Harvard’s men and women’s tennis teams will be competing this weekend. The men’s team will be on the road for the Big Green Invite hosted by Dartmouth, and the women’s team will be playing at home, hosting the Harvard Fall Scramble.
Harvard women’s rugby dominated Quinnipiac for the second time this season on Saturday with a 24-21 win. The Bobcats scored twice late in the game — one try with 14 minutes left and the other with only a minute left — but the Crimson maintained its composure and was able to hold Quinnipiac off for its third victory of the season.
The Harvard women’s tennis team demonstrated their dominance in the three-day Bulldog Invitational at Yale over the weekend. The team competed in the weekend's tournament against Dartmouth (Sunday), Boston College (Saturday), and Cornell (Friday). The Crimson steamrolled over all of its opponents over the weekend, winning all its matches.
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