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Terry White Tabbed to Inside Lacrosse National Team of the Week
After starting the season with a 4-1 record for the third straight year, the 11th-ranked Harvard men’s lacrosse team opens the Ivy League portion of its schedule by facing No. 17 Brown in the Crimson’s first game at Harvard Stadium this spring.
Harvard is 2-0 at home this spring after defeating Canisius and Colgate.
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Harvard and Brown have met 66 times, with the Crimson owning a 38-28 advantage in the series. Brown has won the last two games between the Ivy League rivals, including an 8-6 win at Harvard Stadium April 15, 2009.
Harvard is ranked 11th in the Inside Lacrosse national poll, 13th in the LaxNews poll and 14th in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association ranking.
Last Time Out
The Crimson outscored Colgate, 7-2, in the second half to earn a 11-8 victory at Cumnock Turf Tuesday. Christian Coates made six saves to earn his second win of the year, while Kevin Vaughan had a hat trick and an assist for a four-point effort.
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 18-14 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.
The Crimson has earned its third straight 4-1 start to a season under John Tillman. Harvard is looking for its best start since going 5-1 in the 2000 season.
Possession Is The Name Of The Game
After its first five games, Harvard has won 71-of-125 faceoffs (.568), with 32 of those victories credited to Andrew Parchman. The Crimson has collected a total of 143 ground balls and has been successful on 87-of-111 clear attempts (.784). Daniel DiMaria has grabbed 16 ground balls to
lead the squad.
Leading the Way
Jeff Cohen has earned at least one point in all 18 games during his career, dating back to last season. During the scoring streak, which ranks tied for the 20th longest in the nation, Cohen has amassed 46 goals and handed out 10 assists for 56 points, the most of any Harvard player during this stretch.
It’s All Over
Harvard is 4-0 when leading after three quarters this spring.
Crimson Among The Nation’s Best
Entering the week, Dean Gibbons ranked eighth in the nation with 4.5 points per game and stood 11th with 3.0 goals per contest. Andrew Parchman was 16th in faceoff winning percentage (.571). As a team, Harvard ranked sixth in man-up offense (.556) and ninth in scoring offense (12.75 goals per game).
Leading the Way
Dean Gibbons paces the Crimson with 13 goals, and 20 points, while Jeff Cohen is second with 12 goals and 15 points. Gibbons also leads the team with seven assists, while Cohen has netted three man-up goals, the most on the team.
When The Game Is On the Line
Terry White, Kevin Vaughan, Christian Oberbeck and Dean Gibbons have notched Harvard’s game-winning tallies this spring.
To The Nines
Harvard has won 35 of its last 43 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.