Harvard Men's Lacrosse Set to Host Quinnipiac Tuesday Evening
Carl Zimmerman and the Crimson are 4-1 at home this spring (Gil Talbot).
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The Harvard men's lacrosse team, which enters the week 5-5 overall, hosts Quinnipiac (3-6) Tuesday evening in the Crimson's final non-conference game of the regular season.
Harvard boasts a 4-1 record at home this season, including a 2-1 mark in Cambridge against non-Ivy opponents.
Harvard and Quinnipiac have played three times, with the Crimson holding a 3-0 advantage in the all-time series which began in 2004. Last season, Harvard earned a 14-7 win at Quinnipiac on April 12, 2011.
Down The Stretch
The Crimson has four games remaining in the regular season, including three Ivy League contests. Harvard will play two of those five games at home: Quinnipiac (April 10) and Princeton (April 21).
Harvard stands at third place in the Ivy League with a 2-1 conference mark, trailing Cornell (4-0) and Princeton (3-0). Following the regular season, the top four teams in the conference will compete at the Ivy League tournament at the site of the regular season champion May 4-6.
Jeff Cohen has scored at least one goal in all 10 games this fall and has recorded a hat trick in eight of those contests. He has moved to first in Harvard history in goals with 133 in his career, surpassing David Bohn '61 (132). Cohen has already posted a career-best with 39 goals this spring. Over the course of his career, Cohen has amassed 155 points (133-22-155), tying him for ninth in the Harvard record books.
Home is Where the Wins Are
Harvard has enjoyed the friendly confines of Cambridge Mass., under head coach Chris Wojcik. The Crimson has compiled a 9-3 record when playing on its home field under its current skipper, including a 4-1 mark this spring. In those 12 games, Harvard has outscored its opponents 147-107.
Leading the Way
With 39 goals and five assists, Jeff Cohen paces Harvard's offense with 44 points. Daniel Eipp (20-14-34) and Kevin Vaughan (11-15-26) stand second and third, respectively, on the team in points. Keegan Michel has picked up 41 ground balls, the most on the Crimson, while Stephen Jahelka has 11 caused turnovers.
Around The Ivy League
With three Ancient Eight games remaining in the spring, Harvard (2-1) sits behind Cornell (4-0) and Princeton (3-0) for first place in the Ivy League.
In other games involving Ancient Eight teams Tuesday, Princeton hosts Rutgers, Penn visits Bucknell and Cornell welcomes Syracuse. On Friday, Brown faces Yale in Providence, R.I., while on Saturday, Harvard visits Penn and Princeton plays host to Dartmouth.
After scoring eight goals and finishing with nine points last week, Jeff Cohen was selected as the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second time this season April 2. Cohen scored seven of those eight goals and dished out an assist for a career-high eight points in the 11-7 win over Michigan March 31.
The Crimson has won 131-of-237 faceoffs (.553) this spring. Keegan Michel has earned victories on 101-of-167 (.605) chances, making the freshman one of the best in the Ivy League and the country.
Crimson In the Commonwealth
Harvard will play nine games in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts this season. The Crimson currently boasts a 5-2 record in the state, with wins over Vermont (home), Holy Cross (road), Brown (home), Dartmouth (home) and Michigan (home).