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No. 15 Men's Lacrosse Travels to Ithaca to Face No. 10 Cornell

Pictured: Peter Schwartz tallied the first goal of his career against No. 7 Duke April 2.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography

Complete Game Notes (PDF)
Ivy League Standings
Live Statistics
Live Audio/Video (with subscription)
Harry Krieger Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Vote Jason Duboe for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

The Particulars
After four straight home games, the 15th-ranked Crimson looks to grab a key Ivy League win as the team visits No. 10 Cornell.

Harvard, which stands at 5-3 overall, is currently 1-1 in the Ivy League, while Cornell owns a 7-2 overall mark and 2-1 Ivy mark.  

Follow From Home
Live statistics will be available for Saturday’s game at GoCrimson.com.  Live audio and video will be available at CornellBigRed.com via a subscription.  The game will also be broadcast live on WHCU (870 AM Ithaca).

Series History
In 82 previous meetings, Cornell owns a 59-23 lead in the all-time series against Harvard, which began in 1895.  The Big Red has taken the last 11 games between the Ivy League rivals.  Last season, Cornell earned a 13-12 victory in Ithaca, N.Y. Jeff Cohen scored four goals in a losing effort, while goalkeeper Joe Pike ’09 recorded 14 saves between the pipes.

Last Time Out
Before a program record 13,285 fans at Harvard Stadium, No. 7 Duke defeated the Crimson by a score of 14-5 April 2.  Dean Gibbons paced the Harvard offense with two goals and an assist, while Harry Krieger made a career-high 17 saves.

It’s All Over
Harvard is 4-0 when leading after three quarters this spring.

Last Time Out
The Crimson boasts a 4-1 record when the team nets the game’s first goal.

On the Sidelines
John Tillman, the Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse, is in his third season at the helm of the Crimson.  He owns an 19-16 record during his stint at Harvard and has helped the Crimson reach as high as No. 11 in the national polls, coming during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Scoring Streak
Jeff Cohen has earned at least one point in all 21 games during his career, dating back to his first game in a Crimson uniform last season.  During the scoring streak, which ranks tied for 17th longest in the nation, the sophomore attacker has amassed 54 goals and handed out 12 assists for 66 points, the most of any Harvard player during this stretch.

When The Game Is On the Line
Terry White, Kevin Vaughan, Jack Doyle and Christian Oberbeck and Dean Gibbons have notched Harvard’s game-winning tallies.

Defense Wins Games
Harvard is outscoring other teams in every quarter except the first (21-30).

Strength Of Schedule
Seven of Harvard’s 12 regular-season games are against schools ranked in this week’s Nike/Inside Lacrosse Men’s Division I poll.  The Crimson is currently 1-3 against ranked opponents after beating No. 18 Massachusetts, 14-13, March 13, and falling at No. 14 Georgetown, 13-12, March 3, No.17 Brown, 13-11, March 20 and No. 7 Duke, 14-5, April 2.

Possession Is The Name Of The Game
Harvard has won 111-of-201 faceoffs (.552), with 51 of those victories credited to Andrew Parchman. The Crimson has collected a total of 219 ground balls and has been successful on 135-of-172 clear attempts (.785). Jeff Molinari paces the Crimson with 29 ground balls.  Harvard is 4-0 when it picks up more ground balls than opponents.

Pacing The Ivy League
Dean Gibbons is third in the conference with 3.75 points per game, while Jeff Cohen ranks fourth in the Ancient Eight with 2.50 goals per game.  Harvard stands second with 11.38 goals per game.

Crimson Among The Nation’s Best
Entering the week, Harvard ranked 13th in the country with 11.38 goals per game and 15th with a faceoff win percentage of .552.  The Crimson also stood 19th in man-up offense (.406).  Jeff Cohen was 21st with 2.50 goals per contest, while Dean Gibbons appeared 23rd with 3.75 points per contest.

Leading the Way
Dean Gibbons paces the Crimson with 30 points on 19 goals and 11 assists, while Jeff Cohen is second with 20 goals and five assists for 25 points.  Cohen has netted four man-up goals, the most on the team, while Gibbons, Travis Burr, Jack Doyle and Alex White have scored two each.

To The Nines
Harvard has won 36 of its last 45 games in which it has scored nine or more goals. The Crimson has lost 39 of its last 47 games in which it has scored fewer than nine goals.

Bay State Champion
With its 14-13 win at UMass, Harvard has defeated the two other Division I lacrosse programs in Massachusetts.  The Crimson also earned a 9-7 win at Holy Cross March 6.  

Duboe Is All Class
Senior midfielder Jason Duboe has named a finalist for the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.  Duboe is among 20 candidates for the award for displaying both on-field and off-field excellence. Fans can vote for Duboe at SeniorCLASSAward.com.  To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: classroom, character, community and competition.