No. 20 Harvard Men’s Lacrosse Slips at Georgetown, 11-10
Keegan Michel has won 37-of-61 faceoffs this spring (.607).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jeff Cohen and Daniel Eipp each amassed five points, while Keegan Michel won 15-of-22 faceoffs and collected seven ground balls, but the No. 20 Harvard men's lacrosse team dropped a road game at Georgetown, 11-10, Saturday afternoon.
Cohen and Eipp each tallied three goals and dished out two assists for the Crimson, which falls to 2-2 overall on the season. In net for Harvard, Harry Krieger recorded 12 saves, while Georgetown netminder Matt Winter turned aside 12 shots. Harvard outshot Georgetown (2-1), 31-26, led in ground balls, 40-28, and claimed 16-of-25 faceoffs, but the Hoyas scored on 5-of-6 man-up opportunities and went 25-of-28 on clear attempts.
Cohen assisted on goals by Alex White (11:21) and Stephen Jahelka (2:55) of the first, but the Crimson trailed the Hoyas, 3-2, after the first 15 minutes. With 13:36 left in the first half, Kevin Vaughan ripped a shot past Winter, tying the game, 3-3.
After Georgetown went up 5-3, Harvard's Will Walker answered just 42 seconds later, scoring off a pass from Daniel Eipp at the 10:47 mark, cutting the deficit to 5-4. With 19 ticks left on the clock in the second, Georgetown's Travis Comeau slipped a shot past Krieger giving the Hoyas a 6-4 In advantage heading into halftime.
In the opening moments of the third, Cohen got Harvard within a goal, 6-5, at 14:05. Eipp and Cohen followed with back-to-back man-up tallies at 10:49 and 10:05 respectively, as the Crimson knotted the game, 7-7.
With Georgetown holding a 9-7 edge in the fourth quarter, Keegan Michel won the opening faceoff of the frame and sent a pass to Eipp, who found the back of the net at 14:53, making it a one-goal game again. Eipp scored his third goal of the game with 10:53 to go in the fourth, tying the contest, 9-9.
After the Hoyas reclaimed the lead, 10-9, Georgetown's Zack Angel notched the game's next goal with 7:05 to play, giving the Hoyas a two-goal edge, 11-9. With 4:45 remaining, Cohen tallied his third score, bringing Harvard back to within one, 11-10.
Harvard remains on the road to visit No. 9/11 Duke Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m.