Dawson slips past Marinaro in Penn loss
In a 22-13 losing effort at Penn, senior running back Clifton Dawson picked up 119 yards on 16 carries to topple the Ivy League’s long-standing record for all-time rushing yards. Dawson, who, against the Quakers, failed to score a touchdown for the first time this season, surpassed Cornell great Ed Marinaro’s record of 4,715 total rushing yards by 66 yards. That record had stood for 35 years.
Against Penn, Harvard committed four turnovers in the opening half to help the hosts to a 20-7 lead before Matt Schindel ’07 punched home a pair of field goals – both over 30 yards – just prior to halftime to cut the lead to 20-13. Putting up near identical numbers as Harvard in first downs and offensive production, Penn maintained possession for much of the second half to keep the Crimson scoreless – hoarding the ball a full 11 minutes in the final period alone.
Harvard falls to 7-2 overall with the loss (4-2 Ivy). The Crimson can still gain a share of the league title with a victory over Yale this Saturday (Nov. 18) at the stadium coupled with a Dartmouth upset of host Princeton.
Third-period frenzy lifts women’s hockey
The No. 8 Harvard women’s hockey team tallied three-straight goals in a span of 55 seconds to overwhelm visiting Cornell in the third period this past Saturday (Nov. 11), 5-2. Senior Liza Solley registered the opening and closing goals of the outburst, while freshman Randi Griffin chipped in the middle score to net her first collegiate goal. The Crimson improved to 5-1-0 with the win.
Harvard hoops fall to BU to even record, 1-1
The Harvard men’s basketball team dropped its first game of the young season against crosstown rival Boston University on Tuesday evening (Nov. 14), falling to the Terriers (1-1), 78-74. BU managed 29 points off 20 Crimson turnovers, while knocking down seven-of-eight free throws in the final 30 seconds to close out the win.
Senior center Brian Cusworth matched his career-high in points for the Crimson with 24. He also pulled down a game-high nine rebounds. Harvard next battles the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Friday (Nov. 17).