GOLFERS PLACE SECOND AT ROAR-EE
The Harvard women’s golf team placed second overall in Columbia University’s Roar-ee Invitatinal on April 11-12 at Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. The Crimson beat out all four of the other competing Ivy League teams, besting third-place Yale by 33 strokes.
After struggling in the opening round of the three-round tournament with a score of 341, the Crimson responded in the middle round shooting 310 to pace all 14 teams. Harvard then closed out the tournament with an impressive 314 for a total of 965 to finish behind first-place Brigham Young University (324). The two front-runners tied for first among teams in birdies with 20 each.
Individually, Emily Balmert tallied a third-round score of 71 to pace all 74 players and finish 85-82-71 (238). The late-round comeback helped the junior to secure fifth place.
SOFTBALL SWINGS WEEKEND SWEEP
Lauren Murphy batted .692 over the weekend (April 12-13) to help the Harvard softball team to a four-game sweep of host Yale. The sophomore was 9 for 13 with six RBIs against the Bulldogs, including the go-ahead home run in Sunday’s second contest.
The wins (by scores of 7-0, 4-1, 6-3, and 7-3) extend the Crimson’s unbeaten streak to 11 games while improving the team to 9-3 in the Ivy League (18-15 overall).
BROWN POURS IT ON VS. WATER POLO
In its final match of the regular reason, the Harvard women’s water polo team dropped an 11-2 contest to No. 20 Brown on Tuesday (April 15) to fall to 3-4 in Collegiate Water Polo Association play (10-10 overall). Held at neutral site Wheaton College, the game saw the Crimson trailing 2-0 at the end of the first quarter before succumbing to a seven-point explosion by the Bears in the second half. Harvard will next compete against a yet-to-be-determined opponent at the Northern Championships April 19-20 at Utica College.