Last weekend it was a driving stew of rain and sleet. This weekend it was an unseasonable cold and the remnants of a St. Patrick's Day snowstorm. Both weekends, the results were the same: blowout.
The Harvard's men's lacrosse team wiped Jordan Field clear of both snow and ice with the Colgate Red Raiders on Saturday, registering its second straight double-digit win with an 18-5 thrashing.
Combined with last weekend's Boston College blowout, the Crimson (2-0) has outscored its opponents 37-7 so far this season. The fast start is a welcome change from last year's early-season crawl in which Colgate and Hobart outscored the Crimson 20-11 on its way to an 0-2 opening.
"The attitude this season is totally different this year--we have gone in with a lot more confidence and the fitness level is much higher this year," senior attackman Lawson DeVries said. "Mentally we could not put it together last year, but after a year of maturing we're more capable, and the seniors know it's their last chance and basically we know it's a big year for us."
The Crimson held Colgate (0-4) scoreless until 10:51 in the third period, when the Red Raider senior midfielder Trevor O'Reilly notched an unassisted strike to make it 11-1 in the host's favor.
Like last weekend, it took a while for Harvard to get into the offense and develop a flow around the net. Sophomore middie Mike Baly eventually figured out Colgate goalie Paul Abrahimzadeh and put the Crimson on the board at 8:33 off a feed from junior attackman Dana Sprong.
Against B.C., the Crimson notched its first at 7:48.
The Crimson closed out the first period with a 4-0 lead off of a goal from freshman attackman Matt Primm, which was less than a minute after Baly's, and two from DeVries further on in the period.
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