CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Crimson is set to play host to No. 4/5 Yale on Saturday in its final regular-season game of 2019. The Ivy League match-up is set for a 3:30 p.m. start inside Harvard Stadium and will air on NESNplus and ESPN+.
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Harvard will honor its six-member senior class prior to the game. The Class of 2019 features attackman Larsen Bidstrup, defensemen Jonathan Butler, Brett Clark and Spencer Daniel, and midfielders James Sullivan and Eric Wang.
The Crimson will look to end the year on a positive note after dropping three consecutive outings. Harvard is coming off a 19-15 road loss to Princeton last week. Junior Kyle Anderson led the Crimson with six goals, while underclassmen Myles Hamm (sophomore) and Austin Madronic (freshman) each scored three times.
Yale will head to Cambridge fresh off a 24-8 mid-week home victory over Quinnipiac on Tuesday. The Bulldogs have won four straight with just one of those victories coming on the road. The last time Yale played an Ivy League road game it fell in triple overtime to Penn, 13-12, on March 30.
The Yale-Harvard game will be the second in a lacrosse doubleheader with the women, who will face Penn at noon. The contests are a part of CrimsonPALOOZA, which will feature food trucks, the Crimson Pub, games, music and much more. After the men's game, a postgame autograph session will take place with free posters provided. Harvard will also recognize its winter sport Ivy League champions (men's basketball, men's and women's squash, women's swimming and diving) during the game.
Harvard will look to win its first Senior Day game since 2017, when it sent its graduating class out with a 9-8 victory over Yale. The Crimson, in fact, has won the last two times it has played its final regular-season game at home (2015, 2017).
Harvard has experienced success over Yale in games played at home since the start of the 2005 campaign. The Crimson is 6-2 during that span with the two missteps being decided by one goal (L, 8-9 in 2007; L, 10-11 in 2013). Meanwhile in the wins, Harvard has outscored the Bulldogs by a cumulative score of 93-41.
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 65-64 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.