Crimson tie 1-1 at Dartmouth, within one game of title
The Harvard women’s soccer team now controls its own destiny, after relinquishing sole possession of first place in the league with Saturday’s (Nov. 1) 1-1 overtime tie against Dartmouth. The Crimson waited until late in the second half to score their only goal of the game, courtesy of forward Katherine Sheeleigh ’11. Neither team took control in the two overtime periods, as Dartmouth sent the Crimson home tied with Columbia and Princeton for first place in the conference.
The Crimson will host Columbia on Saturday (Nov. 8) 11 a.m. at Ohiri Field, to close the season. A win means Harvard will celebrate its first Ivy League championship in 10 seasons (eight all-time); a tie means the Crimson will need Princeton to lose or tie to capture a share of the title.
Men’s soccer stunned by Big Green, falls into a tie with Penn
After six wins in six career starts, freshman goalie Austin Harms could not make it seven on Saturday (Nov. 1) as Dartmouth edged Harvard, 1-0. In the 76th minute, Dartmouth scored the game’s only goal, keeping the Crimson offense in straits for the entire game. It was just the second time this season that the Crimson were shut out.
Harvard’s loss — which dropped the Crimson from No. 17 to No. 29 — pushed them into a first-place tie with Penn. A win on Saturday (Nov. 8) against Columbia and a Penn loss would guarantee the Crimson at least a share of the Ivy League title. Even with a Harvard tie or loss, the Crimson still have a shot at a share of the championship taking on Penn in the season finale.
Saturday’s match against Columbia will start at 1:30 p.m. at Ohiri Field.
Donato inducted into the Massachusetts Hall of Fame
Ted Donato, the Robert D. Ziff ’88 Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Ice Hockey, was recently announced as one of 11 inductees into the 2008 Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame, joining seven former Crimson players and coaches.
Donato ’91 — in his fifth year as head coach for the Crimson (75-52-11) — already has three NCAA tournament appearances, three ECAC championship game appearances, and one ECAC tournament championship title.
As a Harvard student, Donato was named captain of the 1991 Crimson team, and posted 50 goals and 94 assists for 144 points (12th all-time at Harvard) in his career. He was also named Most Outstanding Player of the 1989 NCAA Frozen Four in the Crimson’s only title season.
After playing on the 1992 Olympic team, Donato made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins in 1992 against the Chicago Blackhawks, and spent 13 seasons with seven professional teams. Donato was also named to the US. National team seven times.
“It’s something I’m very humbled by when you see the great list of names,” said Donato about his induction. “This honor, probably more than any other … causes me to look back and be grateful for all the people that helped me along the way. It’s a great honor.”