CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard will begin its home schedule on Saturday when it welcomes Massachusetts to Cambridge and Jordan Field. Face-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. with the contest airing on ESPN+.
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Harvard is coming off a 16-11 loss at nationally ranked North Carolina, but received solid performances junior Ryan Graff, first-year Austin Madronic and sophomore Kyle Mullin. Graff scored a career-high five goals with Madronic tallying three goals and three assists in his Crimson debut. Mullin, meanwhile, racked up a career-high 15 saves in his first career start.
The contest will feature a pair of teams looking for its first victory of the season. The Crimson is 0-1 after falling at then-No. 12/14 North Carolina, 16-11, last Saturday. UMass, meanwhile, is 0-2 after dropping a 12-11 overtime decision against Army in its opener and losing to No. 13/12 Ohio State, 11-7, last week. The Minutemen, who are receiving votes in the USILA Coaches Poll, will be playing its first game away from Amherst.
Harvard comes into Saturday's game having won five straight home openers. Of the five victories, two have come against the Minutemen (2015, 2017). The last team to beat the Crimson in its home opener? Massachusetts in 2014. Under Chris Wojcik, Harvard is 7-1 in the first game of its home schedule.
The Crimson is 7-1 in its last eight February non-conference home games. The lone blemish occurred last season in a 10-9 double-overtime loss to Holy Cross.
All fans in attendance at Saturday's game will receive a free Harvard men's lacrosse schedule magnet.
At The Helm
Chris Wojcik '96 is in his ninth season as the Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse. During his time at the helm of the Crimson, Wojcik has directed Harvard to a 60-58 overall record, including a pair of 10-win campaigns and 15 wins against ranked opponents. Six individuals have collected a total of nine USILA All-America accoloades, while 39 have been named All-Ivy League.
Harvard returns to action on Tuesday, Feb. 26, when it makes the trip to Holy Cross. Game time is set for 4 p.m. and the clash will air on the Patriot League Network.