The Crimson is 5-0 at home in 2014
Cambridge, MA – The No. 17 Harvard men’s lacrosse team kept its home win streak alive with a 14-9 victory over Boston University Tuesday night at Harvard Stadium.
Harvard improved to 5-0 at home with the win and moved its overall record to 7-4 thanks in part to a five-point effort from Peter Schwartz. The senior co-captain totaled three goals and two assists, complementing the three-goal performance by Will Walker. Devin Dwyer chipped in two goals and one assist for a total of three points.
Harvard dominated the stat sheet, outshooting BU 39-33 and owned a 33-27 edge in ground balls. The Crimson was a perfect 11-of-11 on clear attempts while holding the Terriers to a 14-of-25 conversion rate, and capitalized on 2-of-3 extra man opportunities.
- Peter Schwartz led the attack with three goals and two assists for a total of five points.
- Will Walker contributed three goals.
- Devin Dwyer added two goals and one assists for three points.
- 10 different members of the Crimson score at least one point.
- Harvard outshot Boston University, 39-33.
- Harvard won the groundball battle, 33-27.
- Harvard was a perfect 11-of-11 on clear attempts while holding Boston University to 9-of-18.
- Harvard converted 2-of-3 man-up opportunities.
- Peter Schwartz scored three goals and added two assists to take over the team lead in points with 33 (17g, 16a). Schwartz has now turned two hat tricks on the year and has scored at least one point in 12 straight games.
- Will Walker registered his team-leading seventh hat trick of the year and his fourth in as many games. Walker has scored 17 goals with one assist in Harvard’s last four outings.
- Devin Dwyer extended his point-scoring streak to 13 games with two goals and one assist. Dwyer has totaled 48 points during this stretch with 13 goals and 35 assists.
- Bobby Duvnjak scored the first goal of his career in the victory. Gabriel Mendola also recorded his first goal of the year.
- Harvard started nine seniors in the field in front of Jake Gambitsky in goal.
- Jake Gambitsky picked up his seventh win of the season, the most for Harvard since Jake Gambitsky ’13 registered 10 victories in 2011.
- Harvard remained unbeaten at home with the win and improved to 20-9 all-time on its home turf under Chris Wojcik ’96, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Lacrosse.
- Harvard extended its double-digit scoring streak to eight games, the longest active streak in the nation.
- With a 7-4 record and three games remaining, Harvard will finish the year with at least a .500 winning percentage for the first time since going 10-6 in 2011.
- Harvard has held seven of its 11 opponents to nine goals or fewer and is 6-1 when doing so.
- Boston University got on the scoreboard first with a goal just 1:11 into the game, but Harvard responded with four unanswered goals for a 4-1 lead.
- Harvard outscored Boston University 3-2 in the second quarter to take a 7-3 advantage into the intermission.
- Harvard also won the third quarter, 3-2, and was on top 10-5 entering the fourth.
- Harvard opened the fourth quarter with back-to-back goals and prevented a late Boston University rally to take the win, 14-9.
Lead Changes: One
Largest Leads: Harvard by seven – 4th: 14:25, Boston University by one – 1st: 13:49
Harvard returns to conference play this weekend as it travels to Philadelphia to take on Penn Saturday, April 12.
Photo courtesy Zack Williamson