No. 11 Men's Lacrosse Drops Ancient Eight Opener to No. 17 Brown

No. 11 Men's Lacrosse Drops Ancient Eight Opener to No. 17 Brown

Pictured: Jeff Cohen tallied four goals, extending his point streak to 19 games.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Jeff Cohen and Terry White each scored four goals, and Harry Krieger made nine saves, but the 11th-ranked Harvard men’s lacrosse team fell to No. 17 Brown by a score of 13-11 before 1,705 fans at Harvard Stadium Saturday afternoon.  Alex White won six faceoffs for the Crimson, which drops to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in the Ivy League.   

After grabbing the game’s first goal on a shot by Dean Gibbons early on in the first quarter, Harvard struggled for the remainder of the first quarter, as Brown (3-1, 1-0 Ivy League) went ahead, 5-1, after the first 15 minutes.  In the second, the trio of Cohen, Kevin Vaughan and Terry White found the back of the net, as the Crimson cut the deficit to three goals, 7-4, at halftime. 

In the third quarter, Travis Burr connected with White for a goal at 8:30, as Harvard moved within two, 7-5.  The Bears, however, netted four of the next five scores to regain a five-goal advantage, 11-6.  With time winding down in the quarter, Jeff Molinari notched a goal off a turnover, and Cohen added a score in the early stages of the fourth, making it 11-8. 

After Brown’s Andrew Feinberg ended Harvard’s two-goal run at 9:58, Cohen and White combined to score the next three goals, pulling the Crimson within one, 12-11, with only 2:08 to play.  With time winding down, Feinberg tallied his fourth goal of the game with 53 seconds left on the clock.

Harvard held the final count in shots, 39-32, while the Bears owned the edge in ground balls, 35-24, and faceoffs won, 16-11.  Brown also scored the only man-up goal of the game, going 1-for-4, while Harvard was held scoreless on one chance. 

The Crimson remains at home to host Dartmouth Saturday, March 27 at 3 p.m.