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No. 11 Men's Lacrosse Remains on Road, Visits Holy Cross Saturday

Pictured: Midfielder Andrew Pataki and the Crimson are 1-1 on the young season.
Photo courtesy: Mike Bahniuk


Complete Game Notes (pdf)

The Particulars
The 11th-ranked Crimson looks to rebound after losing at No. 14 Georgetown Wednesday afternoon. Harvard came back from a 13-8 deficit with two minutes remaining, but could not find the equalizer, falling, 13-12. Harvard is 1-1 on the young season, while the Crusaders are 0-3.

Follow From Home
Live statistics will not be available for Saturday’s game at Holy Cross.

Last Time Out
Kevin Vaughan, Travis Burr and Jeff Cohen each netted three goals for the Crimson, but Harvard dropped a 13-12 road contest at No. 14 Georgetown. Christian Coates recorded eight saves between the pipes.

Series History
Harvard and Holy Cross have played 26 times since the series between the schools began in 1958. The teams have met in each of the last nine years, with the Crimson earning an 11-4 victory at home last season on April 18, 2009. Harvard won, 12-6, in the last game at Holy Cross on April 19, 2008.

National Recognition
Harvard is ranked 11th in the Nike/InsideLacrosse poll, 12th in LaxNews poll and appears 15th in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association ranking.

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 a 15-14 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.

To The Nines
Harvard has won 32 of its last 40 games in which it has scored nine or more goals. The Crimson has lost 38 of its last 46 games in which it has scored fewer than nine goals.

It’s All Over
The Crimson was 8-0 when leading after three quarters in 2009 after holding off Duke, Stony
Brook, Hartford, Penn, Presbyterian, Holy Cross, Yale and Dartmouth in the fourth quarter. Harvard is 1-0 in that category this spring.

Strength Of Schedule
Six 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 was 1-4 against ranked teams this season, defeating No. 7 Duke, 9-6, on Feb. 22, 2009.

Road Trip
Harvard will play six games away from home this spring. The Crimson has five road games left, including contests at Holy Cross March 6, Massachusetts March 13, Cornell April 10, Penn April 17 and Yale May 1. The Crimson is 0-1 away from home this year.