The No. 18 Harvard men's lacrosse team will face its first important test of the season tomorrow, when it faces Hobart, a historically strong squad, at Jordan Field.
On the strength of double-digit wins against B.C. and Colgate, the Crimson (2-0) broke into the Top Twenty of the STX/United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association for the fist time since the beginning of last season.
The poll, published on Monday, is assembled weekly by the USILA on the opinions of 12 Division I coaches who rank each team that they feel ought to be in the Top Twenty.
Hobart (1-1), who has won 15 NCAA titles in the past three decades including nearly every title in the 1980s, also received votes in Monday's poll, but not enough to make the Top Twenty.
The Crimson has started the season strong, although it has faced two weak opponents in B.C. and Colgate, who have a combined record of 1-4 on the season.
In the opener against B.C., the Crimson hit rope eight times in the final period on its way to a 19-2 win.
This past weekend, the Crimson scored on six-of-seven straight shots on the Colgate net in the second period to extend its lead to 10-0 by the end of the half. When the dust settled, the Crimson walked away with an 18-5 win.
The two blowouts have amounted to some impressive numbers on the score sheets.
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