CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard begins the final month of the regular season on Saturday when it welcomes No. 12/10 Cornell to Cambridge. The Ivy League contest, which is set for Harvard Stadium, is scheduled for a noon start and will air on ESPN+.
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The Crimson had last weekend off, but is coming off a mid-week 13-12 home victory over UAlbany. Harvard enjoyed an 11-8 lead with just over seven minutes to play before holding on for the one-goal win. The victory over the Great Danes was the Crimson's first in eight tries (1-7).
Harvard appears to have turned the page on its 0-3 start to begin the 2019 campaign. The Crimson finished the month of March with a 5-1 record and enter the calendar's fourth month with three consecutive victories. The lone blemish was a 16-14 road loss at Brown despite being tied at 14 with 7:45 left in the fourth quarter.
Harvard's five March wins marks the most in the month in the Chris Wojcik era, which dates to the start of the 2011 campaign. The Crimson won five games in 2011 (5-2) and 2018 (5-1). Harvard's three-game winning streak to end the month, however, is the best of each of those seasons. In 2011, Harvard entered April having won the final game of March and last year's squad lost its last March contest.
Harvard is carrying a winning streak of at least three games into the month of April for the first time since 2000. That season, the Crimson won five straight to open the year and was 5-0 heading into its first game of April.
The game on Saturday will be part of Harvard Athletics' Bark at the Park event, which coincides with the Crimson's baseball and softball doubleheaders. Free Harvard dog bandannas will be available for all dogs that are in attendance at the games on Saturday.
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 65-61 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.
The Crimson returns to action on April 13, when Penn visits Harvard Stadium. Game time is set for 1 p.m. with the contest airing on ESPN+.