Men's Lacrosse Opens Ivy League Action on Saturday at Brown

Harvard will open Ivy League action on Saturday at Brown (Photo Courtesy: Rob Butler).
Harvard will open Ivy League action on Saturday at Brown (Photo Courtesy: Rob Butler).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard, winners of two straight, will begin a three-game road trip on Saturday when it plays at Brown. Game time is set for 4 p.m. in Providence, Rhode Island, with the game airing on NESNplus and ESPN+.

How to Follow

Watch: ESPN+

Live Stats: Sidearm Stats

Twitter: @HarvardMLax

Game Notes: at Brown

What to Know

  • The Crimson has responded to three season-opening losses by winning two consecutive games. Harvard carried its momentum from a road win at Hartford into a home contest vs. Providence by jumping out to a 9-3 lead through three quarters before holding on for a 9-8 victory.

  • The month of March has been good to Harvard. Since the start of the 2018 campaign, the Crimson is 7-1 in the calendar's third month, including last year's 10-8 home win over the Bears.

  • Harvard carries a 40-34 all-times series lead into Saturday's Ivy League opener. The Crimson has won two of the last three match-ups. The one loss, however, came in Providence back in 2017.

  • The Crimson has held two consecutive opponents to nine goals or less and have allowed 8.5 goals per game during the stretch. The last time Harvard has held three straight foes to nine goals or fewer was in 2017, when the Crimson opened the season by allowing nine goals to UMass Lowell and Holy Cross, and seven to UMass. All three resulted in victories.

  • The Harvard-Brown match-up will feature two units trying to impose its will on the other. The Crimson defense has allowed 10.0 goals in its last four games (9.3 in last three), while the Bears offense has scored an average of 14.5 goals per game in 2019.

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 62-60 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.

Next Up

Harvard will return to action on Tuesday, March 19, when it travels to Boston University. The game is set to air on NESNplus and Stadium at 7 p.m.