Will Walker recorded a career-high five points (four goals, one assist) to lead Harvard past Quinnipiac (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With the score tied 2-2, the Harvard men's lacrosse team scored 16 unanswered goals to earn a convincing 18-4 victory over the Bobcats in non-conference men's action Tuesday night at Harvard Stadium. Five different Crimson set new individual career-highs in the winning effort.
With the win, Harvard improves to 6-5 overall and moves to 4-0 all-time against the Bobcats. Quinnipiac sees it record slip to 3-7 on the year.
Harvard featured a balanced scoring attack as 11 different players scored a goal in the game. Will Walker recorded a career-high five points (four goals, one assist), while Jeff Cohen, Daniel Eipp, Sean Mahon and Philip Wagley recorded two goals apiece. Garrett Campbell, Kevin Vaughan, Andrew Pataki, Jack Walker, Terry White and Carl Zimmerman each netted one. Keegan Michel grabbed a career-high 10 ground balls and Jake Gambitsky recorded eight saves between the pipes for the Crimson.
Quinnipiac started the scoring on Brendan Wilbur's first of two goals at the 12:06 mark. White put Harvard on the board with 9:53 remaining in the first period to even the score, 1-1. Less than 20 seconds later, Andrew Pataki tallied a score for the Crimson putting it up one, 2-1. At the 4:30 mark, Matt Kycia netted the Bobcats final goal for the half, tying the score 2-2. Quinnipiac remained scoreless for the rest of the half, while Harvard went on a 7-0 run with scores by five different Crimson to take a 9-2 lead into the intermission.
Harvard opened up the second half on a 9-0 run started by W. Walker's third goal of the game. During this run, Eipp notched his second goal with a highlight reel behind the back shot, while the freshman Wagley recorded the first two scores of his career in a 41-second span. The Bobcats would end the Crimson's run with 6:44 left in the contest and tacked on one more for the final 18-4 margin.
Wilbur netted two goals for the Bobcats, while Matt Diehl and Matt Kycia record one apiece.
Harvard won 22-of-26 faceoffs. The Crimson also led in shots, 50-10, and ground balls, 36-19. Harvard was also successful on 9-of-10 clear attempts.
Before the contest, Cohen was honored as the all-time leading scorer in Harvard's history. Cohen has now scored 135 goals in his career.
Harvard will return to action on Saturday, April 14 when it faces Penn at 12 p.m. in Philadelphia, Penn.