Harvard Men's Lacrosse Welcomes Dartmouth Saturday Afternoon
Freshman Jake Gambitsky recorded six saves in the overtime win over Brown March 17 (Kevin Burns).
The Harvard men's lacrosse team, which enters the weekend at 1-0 in the Ivy League and 3-3 overall, will play its fourth home game of the season, when it takes on Dartmouth Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m.
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Harvard and Dartmouth have played 83 times since 1926, with the Crimson holding a 44-38-1 advantage in the all-time series. After the Big Green won four straight between 2003-2006, Harvard has taken three of the last five games, but Dartmouth emerged with a 9-8 victory last spring.
After scoring a total of 10 goals last week, including five against Duke and five against Brown, Jeff Cohen was tabbed the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week. Cohen paces the Crimson and the Ivy League with 23 goals and now sits fourth in Harvard history with 117 career tallies.
Jeff Cohen has scored at least two goals in all six games this fall and has recorded a hat trick in five straight games. He has also tallied five goals in each of his last two games, moving himself in Harvard history in goals with 117 in his career. Cohen posted a career-best with 34 goals as a freshman in 2009 and has already notched 23 goals this spring. Over the course of his career, Cohen has amassed 137 points (117-20-137).
Senior Jeff Cohen continues to be an offensive threat for the Crimson and ranks with the nation's elite. Cohen is currently second in the nation in goals per game, averaging 3.83 per contest. Cohen also leads the Crimson and the Ivy League with 23 goals and 26 points.
One of the early stories for Harvard this season has been the play of its goalies. Junior Harry Krieger is ranked ninth nationally in goals against average with a 7.44 mark. Harvard as a team is ranked 16th in the NCAA in scoring defense only allowing 8.5 goals per game. Freshman goalie Jake Gambitsky is allowing 9.86 goals per game in his first two starts.
Harvard has enjoyed the friendly confines of Cambridge Mass., under head coach Chris Wojcik. The Crimson has compiled a 7-3 record when playing on its home field under its current skipper, including 2-1 this spring. In those games Harvard has outscored its opponents 121-90 during those 10 matchups.
Leading the Way
With 23 goals and three assists, Jeff Cohen paces Harvard's offense with 26 points. Daniel Eipp (12-9-21) has dished out a Crimson-best nine assists, while Kevin Vaughan (6-8-14) trails behind for third on the team in points. Keegan Michel has picked up 29 ground balls, the most on Harvard.
Harvard sits in a first-place tie in the Ivy League with Cornell (1-0) and Princeton (1-0). In other Ancient Eight games Saturday, Princeton visits Yale and Penn hosts Cornell. In a non-conference game, Brown travels to Burlington, Vt., to face Vermont. Cornell boasts the conference's best overall record at 4-1 and is ranked No. 3/4 in the national polls.
The Crimson has won 74-of-131 faceoffs (.542) this spring. Keegan Michel has earned victories on 62-of-103 (.602 faceoffs), while Sean Mahon has won 6-of-12 (.500) and Rick Mole has won 6-of-16 (.375) chances on faceoff attempts.