These are your Harvard University
Top 5 Plays of the Week, presented by GEICO. At number five,
Women’s Ice Hockey. With 1:59 remaining in
the overtime period, Becca Gilmore lifted the Crimson over
Union when she roofed the puck from the slot. The win guaranteed Harvard home ice advantage for ECAC
Hockey Quarterfinals for the first time since 2015. At number four,
Men’s Basektball. Noah Kirkwood,
after probing the defense, reset the offense and attacked from
the top of the three-point arc only to step back and knock down the
go-ahead three-pointer with 1:10 left. Harvard prevailed in the end, defeating
Columbia in double overtime, 77-73. At number three,
Women’s Waterpolo. With Harvard up 6-3 in the second
quarter against No. 17 Wagner, sophomore Borden Wahl received a pass and tipped
the ball past the Seahawks goalie with her back to the net. The goal would put Harvard up 7-3 and
would be the eventual game winner as the Crimson
took the 9-6 victory. At number two,
Men’s Ice Hockey. Trailing 4-3 with an extra attacker
on the ice against rival Yale, sophomore Casey Dornbach found classmate Jack
Rathbone for a one-timer that found the back of the net, helping the Crimson earn the tie in a
game it trailed by three goals at one point. Rathbone had three points on the night,
notching a goal and two assists. At number one,
Men’s Volleyball. With Harvard up 24-17 in the fourth set with a two-set lead, senior captain Matthew Ctvrtlik set up
sophomore Ryan Hong for the kill that earned the Crimson a 3-1 upset
victory over No. 13 George Mason. The victory is Harvard’s first over a
ranked opponent since a 3-2 victory over then-No. 15 George Mason
during the 2017 season. That’s it for this week’s top 5 plays.
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