Photo of Dean Gibbons courtesy of Gil Talbot
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 16 Harvard men’s lacrosse team scored 10 second half goals to overcome a 7-3 halftime deficit Saturday afternoon to defeat Dartmouth , 13-11, at Harvard Stadium. Dean Gibbons scored three goals and assisted on two others to lead the Crimson.
After Dartmouth (2-4, 0-1 Ivy) scored the first goal of the game three minutes into the first quarter, Harvard (5-2, 1-1 Ivy) rattled off three straight scores to take an early 3-1 lead. The Big Green scored six unanswered goals to take a 9-3 lead early in the third period. The Crimson returned the favor in the final two quarters scoring five straight to pull within 9-8 with just 4:59 remaining in the third session. Just before the horn sounded to end the third, the Big Green scored for the first time in over 12 minutes.
Jeff Molinari used an unassisted tally to even the score at 10 with more than eight minutes remaining in the game. Harvard scored three of the next four to seal the win.
Jeff Cohen scored three goals and added an assist to help the Crimson offense, while Terry White had two tallies and five other Crimson players found the back of the net at least once. Andrew Parchman went 10-for-13 on face-offs while, Alex White was 11-for-14. Molinari had nine ground balls, while Ben Smith forced three turnovers
Harry Krieger made three saves in his third win of the season in the net. Fergus Campbell made 11 saves for the Big Green.
Harvard returns to action Friday, April 2 against No. 7 Duke. Face-off is slated for 7 p.m.