Second Half Surge Propels Men's Lacrosse Past Dartmouth, 16-7
Will Walker led the Crimson with five goals Saturday against Dartmouth (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – The Harvard men's lacrosse team overcame an early 2-0 deficit with seven unanswered goals and never looked back en route to a 16-7 victory over Dartmouth Saturday at Harvard Stadium. The Crimson held on to a 7-3 halftime lead and outscored the Big Green, 9-4, including six fourth-quarter goals to seal the win. Harvard took advantage on four-of-six extra man opportunities, while the Crimson killed off all five of its penalties.
Ten different players scored for Harvard, including Will Walker with five tallies. Sean Mahon added two scores, while Devin Dwyer, Peter Schwartz, Brian O'Toole, Jack Breit, Ian Ardrey, Murphy Vandervelde, Deke Burns, Max Greene and Garrett Campbell each scored once. Jake Gambitsky overcame a shaky start to make 10 saves in net.
- Will Walker led the Crimson in scoring with five goals.
- Harvard's attack featured 10 different goal scorers.
- Harvard caused a season-high 19 turnovers.
- Will Walker's five goals scored were the most for Harvard since Jeff Cohen '12 scored seven times against Michigan March 31, 2012.
- Devin Dwyer extended his point scoring streak to 10 games (9g, 27a) and has registered 17 points in just four games this season.
- Peter Schwartz moved his point scoring streak to nine games (13g, 11a) and has turned in six multi-point performances this season.
- Daniel Eipp (7) and Sean Mahon (4) also continued their respective point scoring streaks.
- With the win, Harvard improves to 4-0 at home in 2014.
- Austin Williams won 14-of-26 faceoffs for the Crimson
- Dartmouth began the game with back-to-back goals for an early 2-0 lead.
- Harvard answered with a seven goal stretch to take a 7-3 lead into halftime.
- Dartmouth opened the scoring in the second half to close the gap to 7-4 and again in the fourth quarter get within four at 10-6, but Harvard closed strong with a 6-1 scoring edge to clinch the win.
Lead Changes: One
Largest Leads: Harvard by nine - 4th: 2:25; Dartmouth by two - 1st: 2:32
Harvard returns to non-conference action when the Crimson heads to No. 3/4 Duke Saturday, March 29 at 12 p.m.