The 18th ranked Harvard men's lacrosse team (3-0) has a tough road ahead over spring break. With away games against national powers Duke and Penn, and against Fairfield at home, the Crimson will have to do its utmost to protect its perfect record
Harvard will look to build off of its thrilling, 8-7 victory over Hobart on Wednesday as the rest of us head out for vacation.
"We proved that we don't have to play perfectly to win games," Harvard Coach Scott Anderson said.
Certainly, the win over Hobart was not a pretty one offensively. Although it scored eight times, the inexperienced Crimson attack couldn't muster anything out of its set offense. Instead it relied on goals out of loose ball or transition situations.
Duke (4-2), ranked 9th nationally, has been very impressive thus far this season.
The Blue Devils have posted wins over 8th ranked Maryland by the score of 9-8 and 6th ranked North Carolina by the score of 13-8 this season.
On the other hand, Duke lost to Brown 10-9 in Providence RI in its only encounter with an Ivy League opponent thus far this season.
The key for Harvard against the Blue Devils may be offensive production against a very stingy Duke defense.