CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harry Krieger made a season-high 15 saves as Devin Dwyer tallied four points to lead the Harvard men’s lacrosse team to a 7-5 win over Bryant Wednesday afternoon at Soldiers Field Lacrosse Stadium.
Krieger’s 15 saves included nine in the second half with seven coming in the third quarter alone. The senior allowed just one goal before intermission and also held Bryant to a single goal in the fourth quarter to preserve the victory. He was aided by defensemen Jason Gonos and Robert Duvjnak who collected seven ground balls and three ground balls, respectively.
Dwyer’s four points included a career-high three goals, with his final score giving Harvard (3-3, 0-1) the 7-5 margin. Bryant (0-7) had outscored the Crimson 4-1 in the second half to pull within one, 6-5, before Peter Schwartz found Dwyer alone to the right of the crease for the score.
Bryant put the first goal on the board but Harvard responded with five unanswered goals to take a 5-1 lead into halftime. Alex White, who finished the day with two goals and one assist, factored into three of the Crimson’s first four goals. Dwyer scored twice during the run with Brendan Newman adding the final tally.
Colin Dunster scored three goals and added one assist to lead the Bryant attack. Gunnar Waldt went 11-of-16 to help the Bulldogs control the face off X and Tom Carey notched 17 saves in goal to keep the game close. The Bulldogs also held a 25-17 advantage in ground balls and went 12-of-16 on clears while holding the Crimson to 14-of-23 on clear attempts.
Harvard returns to Ivy League play this weekend with a contest at Dartmouth Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m.
Photo courtesy Gil Talbot