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No. 11 Men's Lacrosse Begins Four-Game Homestand by Hosting Colgate

Pictured: Christian Oberbeck has won 20 faceoffs and grabbed eight ground balls this season.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot

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The Particulars
No. 11 Harvard opens a stretch of four straight home games by hosting Colgate at Cumnock Turf. The Crimson owns a 3-1 record after defeating Massachusetts, March 13, while the Raiders are 1-4 after dropping a game to Holy Cross the same day.  After hosting the Raiders, Harvard will welcome in succession Brown March 20, Dartmouth March 27, and Duke April 2

Follow From Home
Live statistics will be available for Tuesday’s game at GoCrimson.com

Series History
Harvard owns a perfect 6-0 record in the all-time series against Colgate.  The Crimson last played the Raiders in 2003, defeating its opponent by a score of 8-2 in Hamilton, N.Y.
 
National Recognition
Harvard is ranked 11 in the Inside Lacrosse national poll, 13th in the LaxNews poll and 14th in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association ranking.

On the Sidelines
John Tillman, the Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse, is in his third season at the helm of the Crimson.  He owns a 17-14 record during his stint at Harvard and has helped the Crimson reach as high as No. 11 in the national polls, coming during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Last Time Out
The Crimson earned a key non-conference victory on the road, topping then-No. 18 Massachusetts, 14-13, Saturday.  Terry White paced the Harvard offense with a career-day, scoring three goals and adding an assist, while Dean Gibbons notched two goals and dished out three assists to tie a career-high with five points.  Daniel DiMaria collected a career-best eight ground balls, while Harry Krieger earned his second win in goal, stopping 13 shots, also a career-high.

Fast Start
The Crimson is looking for its third straight 4-1 start to a season under John Tillman, the Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse.  Tillman, who is in his third season on the Crimson sideline, has guided the team to a 17-14 record during his tenure.  

Possession Is The Name Of The Game
After its first four games, Harvard has won 58-of-103 faceoffs (.563), with 32 of those victories credited to Andrew Parchman. The Crimson has collected a total of 120 ground balls and has been successful on 71-of-91 clear attempts (.780). Daniel DiMaria has grabbed 16 ground balls to
lead the squad.

Bay State Champion
With its 14-13 win at UMass, Harvard has defeated the two other Division I lacrosse programs in  Massachusetts.  The Crimson also earned a 9-7 win at Holy Cross March 6. 

It’s All Over
Harvard is 3-0 when leading a game after three quarters this spring.  

Leading the Way
Dean Gibbons paces the Crimson with 12 goals, and 18 points, while Jeff Cohen is second with 10 goals and 12 points.  Gibbons also leads the team with six assists, while Cohen has netted three man-up goals, the most on the team.

When The Game Is On the Line
Terry White, Kevin Vaughan and Christian Oberbeck have notched Harvard’s game-winning tallies this spring.  

To The Nines
Harvard has won 34 of its last 42 games in which it has scored nine or more goals. The Crimson has lost 38 of its last 46 games in which it has scored fewer than nine goals.

Strength Of Schedule
Six of Harvard’s 12 regular-season games are against schools ranked in this week’s Nike/Inside Lacrosse Men’s Division I poll.  The Crimson is currently 1-1 against ranked opponents this season after beating then-No. 18 Massachusetts, 14-13, March 13, and falling at then-No. 14 Georgetown, 13-12, March 3.

Road Trip
Harvard will play six games away from home this spring.  The Crimson has four road games left, including contests at Massachusetts March 13, Cornell April 10, Penn April 17 and Yale May 1. The Crimson is 1-1 away from home this year, picking up a win at Holy Cross March 6.

Duboe Is All Class
Senior midfielder Jason Duboe has named a candidate for the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.  Duboe is among 20 candidates for the award for displaying both on-field and off-field excellence.  To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: classroom, character, community and competition.

Welcome To The Show
Head coach John Tillman welcomed the third best recruiting class in the nation to Cambridge this year, according to the InsideLacrosse incoming class rankings. The class ranked first in the Ivy League and included six players listed in the publication’s Power 100 newcomers from around the country.

It’s Good To Be Home
Harvard will play six games at home this season, including at least four at Harvard Stadium (Brown March 20, Dartmouth March 27, Duke April 2 and Princeton April 24).  The Crimson, which was 4-2 at home last season, is 1-0 on home turf this spring.