Comeback Bid Falls Just Short for No. 11 Men’s Lacrosse at No. 14 Georgetown

Pictured: Kevin Vaughan netted a career-high three goals against the Hoyas.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography

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Kevin Vaughan, Travis Burr and Jeff Cohen netted three goals apiece for the No. 11 Harvard men’s lacrosse team, but the Crimson fell in a non-conference game at Georgetown, 13-12. Harvard, which drops to 1-1 on the season, stormed back from a 13-8 deficit by scoring four goals in the final two minutes of the contest.

After Georgetown (1-1) notched the first two goals of the game, the Crimson scored two goals in the final minute of the first quarter, coming on shots by Burr and Cohen, to take a 3-2 lead through one. Cohen increased Harvard’s advantage to 4-2 when he netted his second straight score at 8:58 of the second.

The Crimson and Hoyas traded goals in the final minutes of the half, as Harvard took a 5-4 lead into halftime. After netting the final goal of the second quarter, Georgetown extended its run to 4-0 midway through the second half. Vaughan ended the Hoyas’ scoring run with a goal on the transition off a pass from Evan Roth at 5:19 of the third. Ben Smith added a second straight goal for the Crimson, but Georgetown led, 8-7, entering the fourth.

With 5:52 to play in the fourth, Cohen notched his third goal of the game, cutting the Crimson’s deficit to 10-8. The Hoyas stretched the game to 13-8, but Burr started a frenzied 4-0 run in the final minutes, as he scored twice with 1:55 and 1:15 remaining. With 24 ticks on the clock left, Vaughan made it a 13-11 game, while Terry White brought Harvard within one score, 13-12, with 15 seconds remaining.

Christian Coates played in net for the Crimson, recording eight saves, while Georgetown’s Jack Davis finished the game with 12 stops. The Hoyas held a 43-30 advantage in ground balls, while the Crimson won 13-of-28 faceoffs. Harvard will return to action by visiting Holy Cross Saturday, March 6 at 1 p.m.