Dwyer extended his point streak to 25 games (Gil Talbot).
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In its opening Ivy League contest of 2015, No. 10/13 Harvard men's lacrosse surrendered six goals in the final quarter to fall to No. 19/18 Brown, 14-9.
The Crimson (4-2, 0-1 Ivy) attack was led by freshman Joe Lang who recorded a game-high five points on three goals and two assists, marking his third hat trick of the year. Lang brought his goal total to 14 on the season, and is one of three Crimson student-athletes to eclipse the 20-point plateau.
Deke Burns netted a pair of first-half scores, while Devin Dwyer, Walker Kirby, Ian Ardrey and Sean Coleman also found the back of the net. The goal from Dwyer extended his point streak to 25 outings, and was his 94th point during the stretch.
Bryan Moore made his third start of the season in front of the Harvard goal, turning away 17 shots against a steady Bears' attack. The Crimson committed 26 turnovers and lost the battle at the X, 17-10, leading to a 48-26 ground ball advantage for Brown (5-0, 1-0 Ivy).
Harvard took a 2-0 lead early after scores from Burns and Lang, but a brace of strikes from Brown tied the contest at the end of the first quarter. The Crimson rallied with a man-up goal to regain control, 3-2, and following an answer from the Bears added two more strikes off the sticks of Lang and Walker to take a two-goal lead, 5-3. Each team added an additional strike, and Harvard took a 6-5 lead into the half.
Trading scores to start the second half, Brown took its first lead with 6:31 remaining in the third quarter and would not acquiesce for the remainder of the game. The Bears tacked on six goals in the final frame, to only two for Harvard, ending the match with a five-score advantage.
Harvard continues its four-game road swing at No. 2/2 North Carolina in a nationally telecast contest on ESPN3. Face off is set for 7 p.m.
Game Notes: Lang extended his point streak to six games (14g, 6a), and has recorded a goal in each contest of his career … Eight different Crimson student-athletes recorded a point, all of which had their name in the scoring summary for the second-straight match … With his fourth-quarter goal, Dwyer extended his point streak to 25 games, and has tallied a point in 32 of 33 career contests.