CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard continues its three-game road trip on Tuesday when it faces Boston University at Nickerson Field. The game is set for a 7 p.m. start and will air on NESNplus, with streaming available on NESNgo.
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After starting the season 0-3, the Crimson has rebounded by going 2-1 over its last three outings. Harvard was involved in a high-scoring affair on Saturday at Brown, rallying from a four-goal first-quarter deficit and tying the game twice in the final 15 minutes before ultimately dropping its Ivy League opener, 16-14.
Harvard comes into the game at BU sporting a youthful squad that has produced in big ways. Of the Crimson's five double-digit point-earners, three are either freshmen or sophomores. First-year Austin Madronic is the only Harvard player to score in every game this season and has a team-high-tying 19 points (12g, 7a), while sophomores Kyle Salvatore (17 points) and Myles Hamm (10) rank third and fifth in points, respectively. Juniors Kyle Anderson (19) and Ryan Graff (14) make up the other spots in the top five.
In addition to the offensive firepower the underclassmen have produced, the group is anchored on defense by goalie Kyle Mullin. The sophomore has been outstanding, totaling 41 saves in his last two outings, highlighted by a 22-stop performance vs. Providence. At Brown, Mullin made six saves in the first quarter and kept the Crimson close, allowing the offense to find its rhythm and giving Harvard a chance to win the game. Prior to the Bears match-up, Mullin allowed just 8.5 goals per game in his previous two outings.
For all the talk about Harvard's first- and second-year players, it was the juniors that led the comeback at Brown. Anderson scored a season-high five goals and Nigel Andrews chipped in a career-high three. Anderson's contributions kept the Crimson in the game as four of his goals accounted for six of the team's goals in a 7-6 contest. Andrews, meanwhile, tallied two goals in the fourth quarter, the first of which got the visitors to within one at 13-12, and the second leveled the score at 14.
Harvard will play Boston University for the sixth consecutive season on Tuesday. The Crimson is 3-2 in the previous five meetings, including last year's 19-18 overtime home victory. Harvard is 6-2 overall against the Terriers.
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 62-61 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 will return to action on Saturday, March 23, when it plays at Dartmouth. The game is set to air on ESPN+ at 2 p.m.