Thursday, September 10, 2009

Busy Second Weekend for Harvard Sports

The field hockey team (2-0), fresh off their second consecutive 4-1 victory, this time over UC Davis in Amherst, has their home opener on Saturday when they face Bryant at 12pm at Jordan Field.

The women's soccer team (1-1-1) is at Ohiri Field as part of a Friday soccer doubleheader. The Crimson take on their second California-based opponent, Long Beach State before travelling to New York on Sunday to face the Hofstra Pride at 1pm. Harvard is coming off a 1-0 win at home against New Hampshire.

The women's volleyball team (2-2) is at the Mizuno Invitational at Rice University in Houston this weekend, where they will take on no. 23 Wichita State, Rice, and South Carolina. The Crimson lost on Tuesday to Connecticut 3-2.

Men's water polo (0-3) is at the Princeton Invitational this weekend to face George Washington, no. 11 Princeton, no. 16 Santa Clara, and Fordham.

The Harvard football team travels to New Hampshire to face Dartmouth in a preseason game on Friday.

Game of the Weekend

The game of the weekend will be Harvard's attempt to claim bragging rights as the top soccer team in Boston when the men (2-0) take on the 14th ranked Boston University Terriers. This is Harvard's second battle with cross-town rivals this week, as the Crimson downed the BC Eagles 2-0 on Monday. Harvard will be looking for some measure of revenge against a program that beat them 5-1 last year on the road. The Crimson look to keep a seven game home undefeated streak alive and to claim Beantown bragging rights as part of the Friday doubleheader at Ohiri Field. Kick-off is scheduled for 4pm.

The men's soccer team is also in action on Sunday versus Army at 1pm, the last home game at Ohiri Field for them until an October 7th class against the Holy Cross Crusaders.

Football Opponents in Action This Weekend

Ivy League- None

Non-Conference Opponents

Holy Cross (1-0, 1-0) is at home to take on the Sacred Cross Pioneers (0-1, 0-0) in a non-conference matchup. Harvard travels to Worcester next weekend as the last game in Holy Cross' three game home stand.

The Lafayette Leopards (0-0, 0-0) get their season underway as they face conference opponent Georgetown (0-1, 0-1) in Washington, D.C. The Hoyas lead Holy Cross going into the fourth quarter last week but lost after two unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

The Lehigh Mountain Hawks (0-1, 0-0) don't need to travel too far for their road game as they face the Villanova Wildcats (1-0, 0-0) of the CAA in Philadelphia. The Mountain Hawks lost a non-conference game to Central Connecticut State last week, while Villanova came off an upset of Philadelphia rival and Division I-A opponent Temple, a 27-24 win to claim the first ever Mayor's Cup.

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