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Shutout win keeps kickers perfect at home

The Harvard women’s soccer team defended its perfect home record with a 1-0 edging of Fairfield this past Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 2). Against the Stags, goalkeeper Lauren Mann ’10 picked up her sixth shutout on the season as the Crimson improved to 4-0 at Ohiri Field and 6-3-1 overall.

Women sailors capture third at Regis Bowl, coed strong at Coast Guard

The Harvard sailing team placed third out of 14 teams in the Women’s Regis Bowl this past Sunday (Sept. 30) on the Charles River. Sophomore Liz Powers and freshman Quincy Bock paced the Crimson with a second-place effort in the B division. In 14 races, the duo managed nine top-four finishes, including a first-place finish and a pair of runner-up performances.

In coed competition, the Crimson took sixth out of 20 teams at the Danmark Trophy hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Sept. 29-30. In the A division, senior Kyle Kovacs and junior Jon Garrity finished fourth and second before Kovacs teamed up with senior Elyse Dolbec to capture four wins and seven top-five finishes. In 17 races, the Harvard crew finished with 87 points, 28 ahead of second-place Boston College. The Eagles, meanwhile, went on to win the B division and overall title.

Last-minute fumble foils Crimson

Lehigh defensive lineman Paul Bode returned a fumble 27 yards in the final 30 seconds of regulation to break a tie and help propel the Mountain Hawks past the visiting Crimson, 20-13, on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 29). With the loss — Harvard’s second of the young season to have occurred as a result of dramatic last-minute plays — the Crimson fall to 1-2 (1-0 Ivy). In Harvard’s season opener against Holy Cross, the Crusaders put together a 77-yard scoring drive in the waning seconds to edge the Crimson, 31-28.

— Compiled by Andrew Brooks