Zimmerman's two goals led the Crimson at No. 13/12 Princeton (Gil Talbot).
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard men's lacrosse team suffered a 14-6 loss to No. 13/12 Princeton on Friday, its fourth ranked opponent in four weeks.
Carl Zimmerman scored two goals on two shots to pace the Harvard (6-7, 2-3 Ivy League) attack. Devin Dwyer and Alex White tallied two points on one goal and one assist, while Sean McDonagh and Murphy Vandervelde each scored once.
Harry Krieger came away with 10 saves in goal as Gabriel Mendola went 11-of-14 at the face off X and collected a team-high seven ground balls. Princeton (8-4, 3-2 Ivy League) outshot the Crimson 43-18 while converting 18-of-24 clear attempts. Harvard, meanwhile, won 12-of-22 face offs and was 8-of-12 on clears.
Three Tigers recorded a hat trick on the day with Jake Froccaro's five points (3g, 2a) leading the way. Mike MacDonald registered four goals to go along with a four-point performance from Kip Orban (3g, 1a). Eric Sanschagrin made seven stops in goal to earn the victory.
Princeton was first to get on the board and scored three straight to take a 3-0 lead. Schwartz found the back of the net off a feed from Dwyer to end the Crimson drought, but the Tigers answered right back to go on top 5-1. A score by Dwyer in an unsettled situation pulled Harvard with three, and a tally by Zimmerman in transition right before the quarter break made it a 5-3 game.
The Tigers opened the second quarter with three goals for an 8-3 advantage and took the same margin into the locker room at half.
Princeton continued its run in the second half and outscored the Crimson 6-3 after the break.
Harvard will close out the regular season next Saturday, April 27 at Harvard Stadium on Senior Day against No. 15/12 Yale. Face off is scheduled for 2 p.m.