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Galebach paces Crimson effort at New England Champs

Galebach paces Crimson effort at New England Champs

Senior cross country runner Tim Galebach placed third in the varsity race at the New England Championships Oct. 7 at Franklin Park to help the Crimson to a 21st-place finish out of 45 schools. Marking his first race of the season, Galebach completed the 8-kilometer course in 24.48 – 31 seconds behind front-runner Max Feldman of the University of Connecticut. Harvard next travels to the Pre-National Meet in Terre Haute, Ind., Saturday (Oct. 14) to run against some of the nation’s top teams.

Iona clips water polo in OT

The Harvard men’s water polo team failed to hold a late lead against host Iona Oct. 8, falling in overtime, 13-12. Trailing by two goals in the final quarter, the Crimson took a single-goal lead with just 40 seconds in regulation. The Gales regained possession off a costly Crimson foul, however, before netting the game-tying score with seconds on the clock, sending the match to overtime. Senior Michael Garcia had a hat trick in the losing effort for Harvard, which falls to 7-6-1 overall.

The team resumes play today (Oct. 12) in California against the University of La Verne. The match kicks off a five-game trip for the Crimson in the Golden State.

Freshman volleyballer named rookie of the week

The Ivy League has named Harvard volleyballer Lily Durwood ’10 its rookie of the week for her play over this past weekend against Pennsylvania and Princeton. The freshman setter handed out 26 assists and added nine digs in a 3-2 losing effort against the Quakers on Oct. 6, before chipping in five digs and 17 assists in Harvard’s 3-0 loss opposite the Tigers on Oct. 7. With 10 games remaining on the season, the Crimson (8-7; 2-2 league) are currently tied for fourth place with Dartmouth.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks