Harvard Men’s Lacrosse Dominates Dartmouth, 18-8
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 14/15 Harvard men’s lacrosse team defeated Dartmouth 18-8 Saturday afternoon in Harvard Stadium for its first Ivy League victory of the year.
The Crimson’s scoring attack was led by Devin Dwyer, who netted three goals while adding four assists, and Will Walker, who scored four goals. Sean Mahon and Morgan Cheek added two goals apiece, with Cheek also assisting on three goals. Harvard had 13 student-athletes record at least one point in the game.
All four Crimson goalies saw time in net. Starter Robert Shaw earned his fifth win of the season, making 10 saves in 40:43 of action. Bryan Moore and Jack Corbett contributed two saves each, while Colin Delea also added a save. The goaltender committee was assisted in the defensive third by Bobby Duvnjak who led the team with four caused turnovers and also scooped up five ground balls.
Harvard was edged out at the X, 15-14, but was able to win the ground ball battle 36-31. Keegan Michel won 13-of-23 faceoffs and collected a game-high 12 ground balls.
With the win, Harvard improves to 5-4, 1-1 in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth falls to 1-6, 0-1 in the Ivy League. The Crimson will return to action Wednesday, March 30 on the road against Albany at 7 p.m.
Walker opened the scoring at 13:43 off a feed from Joe Lang to jump start the Crimson, which was able to score the next three goals before Richie Loftus put Dartmouth on the board to end the first quarter, 4-1. Another Big Green goal to start the second quarter brought Dartmouth within two, but Harvard quickly responded, scoring six-straight. Loftus netted his second of the game with just nine seconds remaining in the half to bring the score to 10-3 at the break.
Freshman Joe Balaban relieved Blair Friedensohn in net for Dartmouth to start the second half, but even a new net minder could not stop the Crimson’s momentum. Dwyer potted his third goal of the game eight seconds in to start a 5-2 run which closed the third quarter with a 15-5 lead for the Crimson.
The Big Green played the Crimson even through the final 15 minutes, with each team scoring three goals apiece, as Harvard cruised to an 18-8 final score.
Game Notes: Devin Dwyer finished the day with seven points (3g, 4a), extending his point scoring streak to 42 games, the fourth-longest active streak in the nation … Devin Dwyer has recorded at least five points in seven of nine games this season … Devin Dwyer’s 48 points (28g, 20a) are one shy of his career high … Devin Dwyer registered his sixth hat trick of the year, while Will Walker recorded his first of the year … Beau Bayh and Spencer Evans each scored the first goal of their careers … Bobby Duvnjak, who entered the game ranked fourth in the NCAA in caused turnovers per game, registered a team-high four caused turnovers and collected five ground balls … Robert Shaw recorded double-digit saves for the sixth time this season … Harvard’s 18 goals were the most scored since a 21-18 loss to then No. 10/9 Albany on March 25, 2015.
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Vermont never trailed and held off UMass Lowell for an 11-9 America East win at Virtue Field in its conference opener on Saturday afternoon behind Ian macKay’s career-high tying seven points. The Catamounts improve to 4-5 (1-0) on the season, while the River Hawks fall to 2-8 (0-2).MacKay led all scorers with four goals and a trio of assists. With his seventh multi-point showing of the season, the junior is now tied for ninth in program history for career points scored (139). Dawes Milchling piled up four points on a goal and three helpers, while six other Catamounts added a goal in Vermont’s opening league win.
Jon Kaplan recorded his fourth double-figure save effort of the season in net with 11 stops for Vermont, pushing his total to 22 over the last two contests
Keenan Koswin registered a team-best five points on two goals and three assists for UMass Lowell. Lane Austin posted a hat trick and added an assist, while Brandon Luitwieler (2g) and Sean Tyrrell (2a) recorded multi-point efforts. Freshman Grant Lardieri picked up 12 saves in goal for UML.
UVM jumped out to an early 6-2 lead over the River Hawks after the first quarter, as five different Catamounts put points on the board in 15 minutes. Koswin and Luitwieler each added goals to chip away at Vermont’s advantage and closed out the half trailing UVM 7-4.
The Catamounts scored back-to-back goals to open the second half as Jack Knight cashed in on a man-up chance and MacKay completed his fifth hat trick of the season (9-4). UMass Lowell responded with a pair of scores, but Milchling dished a helper to MacKay in the final seconds of the third quarter and gave UVM a four-goal advantage heading into the final period.
The River Hawks found themselves within two scores of Vermont (10-8) with 10:29 remaining. Braiden Davis netted his fifth career goal with two minutes to play and sealed the Catamounts’ first America East victory of the 2016 campaign.
Both teams won 11 faceoffs on the afternoon, while the final shots favored Vermont 38-31. The Catamounts picked up 27 ground balls in the contest and capitalized on three of six extra man opportunities.
Vermont returns to Virtue Field on Tuesday (March 29) to play its third game in a seven-day stretch. The Catamounts face offwith Dartmouth under the lights at 6 p.m. in the first-ever men’s lacrosse night game at Virtue.
Holy Cross Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Jacksonville, 10-6
Score: Holy Cross 10, Jacksonville 6
Records: Holy Cross (1-8), Jacksonville (2-6)
Location: Worcester, Mass. (Holy Cross Field)
Time: 11:05 a.m.
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016
The Lead: With Holy Cross trailing 6-2 with 5:20 left in the second quarter, the Crusaders then outscored the Dolphins 8-0, as the Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team defeated Jacksonville 10-6, on Saturday afternoon. Junior Jon Vogel (Chesterfield, Mo.) tallied four goals and senior Michael Ortlieb (Newport Beach, Calif.) made 10 saves.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Crusaders took a 1-0 lead at 13:38 of the first quarter as junior Marc Buermann (West Caldwell, N.J.) found the back of the net.
- Jacksonville went on a 5-0 scoring run to make it 5-1 at 9:54 of the second quarter.
- The Crusaders ended the Dolphins’ scoring run as senior Sean Wilkinson (Ridgefield, Conn.) ripped a shot that found its way through to cut the lead to 5-2 with 7:26 remaining in the second.
- The Dolphins answered quickly to make it 6-2 with 5:20 remaining in the second quarter.
- Holy Cross then tallied back-to-back goals from Vogel and Wilkinson to make the score 6-4 at halftime.
- The Crusaders opened the second half with three straight goals to take a 7-6 lead to the fourth quarter. Vogel tallied two goals while Wilkinson had one.
- The Crusaders scored three more goals in the fourth quarter to record the 10-6 victory. Goals were scored by sophomore Matthew Fischetti (Summit, N.J.), Vogel and junior Kevin Lux (Manlius, N.Y.).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Ortlieb made 10 saves and tallied a .625 save percentage to earn the win, while Ben Gleichenhaus also tallied 10 saves.
- Holy Cross outshot Jacksonville, 34-30.
- The Crusaders picked up 24 ground balls and the Dolphins posted 16.
- The Crusaders went 1-2 on extra-man opportunities and the Dolphins went 1-1.
- Holy Cross won seven face-offs while the Dolphins won 13.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Vogel has netted at least one goal in 11 consecutive games. He now has four hat-tricks this season and six for his career.
- Vogel’s game-winning goal is the first of his career.
- Wilkinson has at least one point in 11 straight games.
- Wilkinson’s hat trick is his first of the season, and the fifth of his career.
- The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday March 29, when they travel to West Hartford, Conn., to face Hartford at 4:00 p.m.