After overcoming an early three-goal deficit, the No. 13 Harvard men's lacrosse team went scoreless in the fourth period and dropped to unranked UMass yesterday, 10-9.
UMass attackman Mike Janowicz scored the go-ahead goal 26 seconds into the fourth period after the teams remained deadlocked at the end of the third, and the Minutemen held on for their first win in four games.
The Minutemen have now won seven straight games against New England opponents. The Crimson has dropped four of its last five.
UMass was ranked No. 20 two weeks ago, but three straight losses have dropped the Minutemen from the polls.
It was another day in front of the firing squad for goalie Keith Cynar. The senior faced 46 shots from the Minutemen (5-5, 1-3 ECAC) and registered 15 saves, breaking his three- game streak of 20 or more saves.
The Crimson (6-4, 2-2 Ivy) registered only 22 shots on the day, and only three in the arid final frame.
Harvard was similarly outshot against Princeton last Saturday, when the Tigers put 51 shots on Cynar's cage, while the Crimson offense mustered 29.
The Minutemen jumped out to an early lead, grabbing three goals by the middle of the first period before the Crimson struck back. UMass midfielder Jeremy Guski struck first at 10:58, followed by goals from attackmen Rich Kunkel at 6:07 and Kevin Levielle at 4:06.
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