Men's Lacrosse Set to Host No. 6 Cornell Saturday in Ivy Game Shown Live on CBS College Sports
Harry Krieger made a career-high 19 saves in Harvard's win over Massachusetts March 29 (Gil Talbot).
- Complete Game Notes (PDF)
- Live Statistics
- Ivy League Standings
- Eipp Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
- Gibbons Tabbed NEILA Player of the Week
Harvard, which boasts a 5-0 record at home this season, hosts No. 6 Cornell in a crucial Ivy League contest, which will be broadcast nationally on CBS College Sports. The Crimson enters the weekend 1-1 in Ivy play and 6-3 overall, while the Big Red stands at 7-2 and 3-0 in conference games.
CBS College Sports will broadcast Saturday's game live nationally. Brent Stover and Steve Panarelli will have the call. The game can be found on channels 261 and 865 for Comcast subscribers, 613 on Direct TV and 152 on the Dish Network. Fans can also go to CBSCollegeSports.com and use the channel finder to locate the channel in their local area.
In addition, GoCrimson.com will provide live statistics for the contest.
The Crimson trails the all-time series to the Big Red, 60-23. Cornell has won the last 12 games between the Ivy League rivals after Harvard took five straight in the series from 1994-98. The Big Red has emerged with one-goal victories in each of the last two seasons (13-12 in 2009 and 13-12 in 2010).
On the Sidelines
Chris Wojcik '96, the Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse, owns a 6-3 overall record and 1-1 Ivy League mark in his first season at the helm of the Crimson. Wojcik, who most recently served as an assistant coach at Penn, was an assistant for five seasons with the Crimson and was an All-American in lacrosse and All-Ivy selection in both lacrosse and soccer during his playing days at Harvard.
Harvard Against Ranked Opponents
The Crimson owns a 2-1 record against ranked opponents this spring, topping then-No. 20 Georgetown, 16-15, March 8, and then-No. 14 Massachusetts, 11-9, March 29. Harvard also fell to then-No. 5 Hofstra, 15-9, March 5.
Harvard boasts a 5-0 record at home this season with wins over Canisius, Georgetown, Bellarmine, Holy Cross and Massachusetts. The Crimson is also 2-0 at home against ranked opponents (Georgetown and Massachusetts). The Crimson has won six straight at home dating back to last season, the longest for the program since winning seven in a row from 1989-1990.
After scoring four goals and assisting on a tally for a total of five points in two games last week, Daniel Eipp was tabbed the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. Eipp was also honored March 14.
Plenty of Points
Jeff Cohen has been one of Harvard's most consistent scorers in his three years in Cambridge. Cohen is currently on a 34-game point-scoring streak which began Feb. 28, 2009. That streak ranks seventh in the nation among active point-scoring streaks and Cohen has collected 102 points (85-17-102) in that stretch.
Dean Gibbons was recently named to the 2011 Tewaaraton Award Watch List, as he was included among a list of the 50 best men's players in the nation. Gibbons, a co-captain of the Crimson, was one of eight Ivy League players to be honored on the watch list. He leads Harvard with 33 points and 13 assists and is second with 20 goals and three man-up tallies this spring.
Ivy League Title Hunt
Entering the weekend, the Crimson sits in a third-place tie with Dartmouth in the Ivy League standings. Cornell is in first place with a 3-0 conference mark, while Penn stands second at 2-1. Yale and Princeton are tied for fifth at 1-2, while Brown is in seventh place at 0-2.
To The Nines
Harvard has won 36 of its last 45 games (.800)in which it has scored nine or more goals. The Crimson has lost 39 of its last 47 games (.170) in which it has scored fewer than nine goals.
Strength Of Schedule
Five of Harvard's 14 regular-season games are against schools ranked in this week's Nike/Inside Lacrosse Men's Division I poll. Harvard still has No. 6 Cornell (April 9), No. 12 Penn (April 16) and No. 17 Yale (April 30) on the slate.
Harvard's 5-1 start this season marked the best for the program since going 5-1 to open the 2000 campaign. The Crimson has now started 5-2 in each of the last three seasons.
It's All Over
The Crimson is 3-0 when leading after three quarters, holding off Bellarmine, Holy Cross and Brown. Harvard is 0-3 when trailing after three quarters, losing to Hofstra, Dartmouth and Albany, but is 3-0 when tied after three quarters of play with wins over Canisius, Georgetown and Massachusetts.
With 33 points this season, Dean Gibbons has surpassed the century mark in scoring for his career. He has scored 82 goals and assisted on 47 tallies for 129 points. Gibbons is 22 points away from joining Harvard's top 10 leaders for all-time scoring and needs 23 points to reach the top 10 for single-season scoring.
Jeff Cohen has also reached the century club in just his junior season. Cohen has 85 goals and 17 assists for 102 points in his career. He needs just nine goals to reach the top 10 for all-time tallies in program history. Cohen leads Harvard with 22 goals and is second with 24 points this season.
Leading at the Half
Harvard boasts a perfect 3-0 record when owning a lead at halftime this season. The Crimson took leads into the break and held on for wins against Canisius, Georgetown and Bellarmine.
Harvard is 5-2 against non-conference teams in 2011, with wins over Canisius, Georgetown, Bellarmine, Holy Cross and Massachusetts. Harvard dropped non-conference contests on the road at Hofstra and Albany. The Crimson still have one non-conference game left (Quinnipiac on April 12).
Harvard has yet to lose a game at its newest venue, the Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium, going 4-0 at the facility this year with wins over Canisius, Georgetown, Bellarmine and Holy Cross.
Leading the Way
With 20 goals and 13 assists, Dean Gibbons paces Harvard's offense with 33 points. Jeff Cohen (22-2-24), Daniel Eipp (12-6-18), Terry White (11-6-17), Kevin Vaughan (10-6-16), Alex White (5-6-11) and Matt Hull (4-6-10) have all also reached double figures in points.
Stopping The Ball
Goalie Harry Krieger has started all nine games in net and is 6-3 with a 9.87 goals-against average. He has stopped 86 shots and boasts a save percentage of .497. Krieger stands 43rd in the nation in goals-against average and 44th in save percentage.
Krieger is 10-7 during his career with 186 saves, a 10.32 goals-against mark and a .496 save percentage.
Harvard has won 126-of-223 faceoffs this season for a win percentage of .565. Andrew Parchman ranks 28th nationally with a 54.2 win percentage, going 77-of-142. Gabriel Mendola has also taken a large share of faceoffs, winning 41-of-67 chances (.612).
Around The Country
Harvard boasts the nation's seventh best scoring offense, averaging 11.78 goals per game. The Crimson also stands fourth in assists per game (6.89) and seventh in points per game (18.67). Individually, Dean Gibbons ranks 12th with 3.67 points per contest, while Jeff Cohen is 14th with 2.44 goals per game. Jason Gonos stands 59th with 1.33 caused turnovers per game.
Harvard On TV
Saturday's game against Cornell is the first for Harvard on TV this season. Last year, the Crimson went 0-2 in TV games, falling at Georgetown and at Penn.