Men’s Lacrosse Drops Ivy Opener, 13-8 at Brown

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A strong first half led Brown past Harvard men's lacrosse, 13-8, Saturday afternoon at Stevenson-Pincince Field.

The Crimson (4-2, 0-1) was led by a hat trick from junior attack Morgan Cheek, his fifth of the year. 

Dylan Molloy and Stephen Hudak each posted three goals and one assist for Brown (2-3, 1-0). The Bears utilized a strong first-half effort, outpacing the Crimson 10-4, to hold on for the win.

Junior Peter Blynn started things off for the Crimson, ripping a shot to the top-right corner of the net. Brown answered immediately with a score from Matt Graham nine seconds later to kick off a 3-0 rally. A Brown turnover set up a Ryan Graff score off a dish from Cheek to pull Harvard within one, 3-2, at the 5:45 mark, but the Bears rattled off three-unanswered to hold a 6-2 lead over 15 minutes.  

Cheek utilized a slick fake to start the scoring in the second half, and the Crimson defense kept the Bears scoreless for over 10 minutes, but Brown scored four goals over the final 4:33 to push ahead by seven, 10-3. A strong individual effort by Cheek capped the second-half scoring.

The lone score of the third quarter belonged to the Crimson, as Cheek found Joe Lang in front of the net to pull the Crimson within five, 10-5.

The two teams each scored three goals in the fourth quarter, with the Bears able to match each Harvard attempt to pull closer.

For the full, archived Ivy League Digital Network broadcast, click here.

The Crimson continues its road swing with a quick turnaround at Boston University Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m.

Game Notes: Morgan Cheek extended his point-scoring streak to 24 games. Cheek extends his goal streak to nine games. Joe Lang extended his point-scoring streak to 23 games.