The stage was set Tuesday night at the Soldiers Field Lacrosse Stadium for a game of international merit, as the Harvard men’s lacrosse team took on Team England for a fall exhibition game.
We have hit the middle of October, and it is finally starting to feel like fall. The temperatures are dropping and the leaves are changing colors, making it very easy for you to tell which of your classmates are not from the New England area.
Hampered by tough losses throughout the season, the men’s lacrosse team missed the postseason for the second straight year.
Highly regarded lacrosse recruit Devin Dwyer stars in first season for the Crimson.
Sophomore Murphy Vandervelde sunk an overtime goal to propel Harvard men’s lacrosse past then-No. 16 Penn before being mobbed by teammates.
In a tightly contested battle with then-No. 10/12 Duke, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team came up just short in the final minutes, losing 12-11. That would be the story of its season as five of the squad’s eight losses were by two goals or fewer. The Crimson also narrowly missed out on an Ivy playoff spot.
The 1913 Harvard men's lacrosse team. Row 1: See, Eaton, Gustafon, Conant, Conway, Onthank, Lincoln, Nightingale. Row 2: Long, Abbe, Simmons, Beatley, Churchill, Brock. Row 3: Catton, Lucas, Wilson, Brundage, Hallock.
The story of the national champion 1913 Harvard men's lacrosse team.
While last year’s Harvard men’s lacrosse team may have underachieved, this year’s squad almost overachieved.
The Crimson led, 4-2, after three early goals by junior attacker Peter Schwartz but a third-quarter flurry by the Bulldogs put Yale up 10-7, a lead that it would not relinquish.
Yale defeated the Harvard men’s lacrosse team, 11-10, on Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium in the teams’ regular season finale. With the loss, the Crimson (6-8, 2-4 Ivy) concludes its second consecutive season without an Ivy League Tournament bid.
The Ivy League playoff scenario is simple for the Harvard men’s lacrosse team. With a loss, the Crimson would finish fifth in the conference, just outside the top four teams that will vie for the Ivy League Tournament title in Ithaca, N.Y., next weekend. With a win, Harvard would leapfrog Penn and Yale to secure the tournament’s third seed.
After challenging a series of ranked teams over the last month, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team “came out flat” against No. 12/13 Princeton, according to Crimson coach Chris Wojcik ’96. Junior Carl Zimmerman, above, led Harvard with two goals as the visitors fell to the Tigers, 14-6, Saturday.
Coming off of a strong performance against No. 18 Penn last Saturday, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team entered its Friday night matchup at No. 12/13 Princeton with a chance to solidify its place in the postseason Ivy League Tournament. The Tigers (8-4, 3-2 Ivy), however, had other plans, as they led the Crimson (6-7, 2-3) from start to finish en route to a 14-6 victory.