Men's Lacrosse Travels to The Garden State for Saturday Afternoon Contest at Princeton

Zach Hobbes and the Crimson head to Princeton for a Saturday afternoon clash (Photo Courtesy: Rob Butler).
Zach Hobbes and the Crimson head to Princeton for a Saturday afternoon clash (Photo Courtesy: Rob Butler).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard embarks on its final regular-season road trip this week as it is set to face Princeton on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Ivy League tilt is scheduled to air on ESPN+ from Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium.

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Game Notes: at Princeton

What to Know

  • The Crimson will look to rebound from a 26-13 home loss to No. 7/6 Penn. Harvard surrendered three goals in the first 3:08 of the game and never recovered. The Crimson showed life in the third quarter, outscoring the Quakers, 5-3, which cut its deficit to eight, but would get no closer the rest of the way.

  • The Tigers will roll out the welcome mat for Harvard having won their last three games to level their season record at 6-6. Last week, Princeton cruised to a 13-4 road victory at Dartmouth after recording wins at Stony Brook and against Siena.

  • Harvard and Princeton are tied for fifth in the Ivy League standings, battling for the No. 4 seed at the Ivy League Tournament. Both schools enter with 1-3 conference records and find themselves one game behind Cornell and Brown. Penn and Yale currently occupy the top two spots in the standings at 5-0 and 4-1, respectively.

  • After dropping consecutive home games, Harvard will hit the road, where it has experienced recent success. The Crimson has won two straight road dates and is 3-1 in its last four away from Cambridge.

  • Harvard was last on the road on March 23, when it defeated Dartmouth, 12-9. Four days earlier, the Crimson took down Boston University in triple overtime, 12-11. During the aforementioned 3-1 road stretch, which also included a win at Hartford, Harvard played some of its best lacrosse in those victories, allowing an average of 9.7 goals, while scoring 13.3 on offense.

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 65-63 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 returns home on Saturday, April 27, when it plays host to Yale at 3:30 p.m. The regular-season finale is scheduled to air on NESNplus.