Men's Lacrosse Plays Host to No. 7/6 Penn on Military and First Responders Appreciation Day

Harvard closes its three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon when it plays host to Penn at 1 p.m. (Photo Courtesy: Rob Butler).
Harvard closes its three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon when it plays host to Penn at 1 p.m. (Photo Courtesy: Rob Butler).
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Crimson men's lacrosse team will close out its three-game homestand on Saturday when it welcomes No. 7/6 Penn to Harvard Stadium at 1 p.m. The Ivy League clash is scheduled to air on ESPN+.

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Stream: ESPN+ | International Viewers

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Twitter: @HarvardMLax

Game Notes: vs. Penn

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What to Know

  • Harvard had its three-game winning streak stopped last Saturday in a 19-11 home loss to No. 12/10 Cornell. The Crimson trailed, 4-3, after one quarter, but a 4-1 Big Red blitz in the second period allowed the visitors to pull away. Despite the loss, Harvard is 5-2 in its last seven contests after starting the year with an 0-3 record.

  • The game on Saturday will serve as Military and First Responders Appreciation Day. All active/retired military and first responders, along with their family members, can claim their free ticket the day of the game with proof of identification at the Harvard Stadium ticket booth.

  • Harvard will look for its first win over a nationally ranked team this season after dropping the first two opportunities. The Crimson was on the short end of a 16-11 lidlifting loss at No. 12/14 North Carolina before falling to No. 12/10 Cornell last week.

  • Harvard has shown the ability to play this season with teams that appear in both major polls or have been considered for the top 25. In the loss at UNC, the Crimson trailed, 11-10, with 8:48 left in the fourth quarter. Against UMass, which was receiving votes, Harvard led for a majority of the game and took an 8-7 lead with 14:13 to go before falling, 12-9. And then on March 19, the Crimson broke through with a triple-overtime win at Boston University, another team that was receiving votes in both major polls at game time.

  • Despite losing to Cornell last week, Harvard continued its trend of beating opponents to loose balls. The Crimson enjoyed a 45-30 cushion in ground balls to increase its cumulative advantage to 166-132 (41.5-33.0) over its last four games.

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 65-62 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

The Crimson returns to action on Saturday, April 20, when it travels to face Princeton. Game time is set for 1 p.m. with the contest airing on ESPN+.