March 8, 2012
No. 20 Harvard Men's Lacrosse to Take On Georgetown, No. 9/11 Duke
Goalie Harry Krieger is ranked second in the nation in goals against average and has helped Harvard to a 2-1 record in 2012. (Gil Talbot)
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Live Stats vs. Georgetown
Live Audio vs. Georgetown
Live Stats vs. Duke
Live Video vs. Duke
The Harvard men's lacrosse team, which enters the weekend at 2-1, prepares for two road non-conference matchups against Georgetown Saturday and No. 9/11 Duke Monday.
Follow From Home
GUHoyas.com and GoDuke.com will provide live stats links, while Friday's game will be broadcast on the Mid Atlantic Sports Network (MASN).
Harvard and Georgetown have met three times, with the Hoyas leading 2-1 in the series which began in 2009. Harvard won the last time the two teams squared off, defeating Georgetown at home on March 8, 2011, 16-15.
The Crimson and Duke have played 15 times in the program's history as Duke holds the advantage 11-4. The first time the two teams met was April 8, 1960 when Harvard defeated the Blue Devils, 13-3. The last time these squads played each other was on April 2, 2010 as Duke toppled Harvard 14-5 in Cambridge, Mass.
Strength Of Schedule
Six of Harvard's 13 regular-season games are against schools ranked in this week's Nike/Inside Lacrosse Men's Division I poll. The Crimson is 0-1 against ranked teams this spring, falling to No. 19 Hofstra last Saturday, 7-6. Harvard has an opportunity to even that mark when they take on No. 9 Duke on Saturday.
Tewaaraton Award Watch List
and Kevin Vaughan
were recently named to the 2012 Tewaaraton Award Watch List, as he was included among a list of the 50 best men's players in the nation. Vaughan, a midfielder from Ridgewood, N.J., was named to the Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America third team and Preseason All-Ivy League team. An All-Ivy and New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association first team choice last season, he was third on the Crimson with 19 goals and 27 points in 2011. A two-time captain of Harvard, Vaughan was selected by the Denver Outlaws in the second round with the 14th overall pick of the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.
DiMaria, who hails from Dix Hills, N.Y., appeared in all 16 games for Harvard last season, pacing the Crimson with 56 ground balls and tying for the team lead with 13 caused turnovers. He was tabbed to the NEILA first team as a junior and picked up 32 ground balls as a sophomore in 2010. DiMaria was chosen by the Charlotte Hounds in the sixth round with the 41st overall pick of the 2012 MLL Draft.
Plenty of Points
has been one of Harvard's most consistent scorers in his four years in Cambridge. The senior had his 34-game point streak snapped by Cornell last season on April 9. However the senior has started another streak as he's scored in three-straight games to start 2012. Likewise Cohen is now fifth in Harvard history in goals with 104 in his career.
One of the Nation's Best
Senior Jeff Cohen continues to be an offensive threat for the Crimson and ranks up there with the nations elite. Cohen is currently tied for seventh in the nation in goals per game, averaging 3.33 per contest.
One of the early stories for Harvard so far this season has been the play of its goalie. Harry Krieger. The junior is ranked second nationally in goals against average with a 6.21 mark through three games. Harvard as a team is ranked seventh in the NCAA in scoring defense only allowing 6.67 goals per game.
Under head coach Chris Wojcik Harvard has had measurable success against its non-conference slate. Since the 2011 the Crimson is 8-3 against opponents that play in conferences other than the Ivy League.
Home is Where the Wins Are
Harvard has enjoyed the friendly confines of Cambridge Mass. under head coach Chris Wojcik. The Crimson has compiled a 6-3 record when playing on its home field under its current skipper. In those games Harvard has outscored its opponents 102-76 during those nine matchups.