No. 16 Men's Lacrosse Hosts Dartmouth in Ivy League Tilt Saturday

Pictured: Evan Roth (left) and the Crimson carry a 4-2 overall record into Saturday's game.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography

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Purchase Tickets (residents of Allston Brighton admitted for free Saturday)
Cohen Honored as NEILA Player of the Week

The Particulars
At the midpoint of the season, the 16th-ranked Crimson, which owns a 4-2 overall record, hosts Dartmouth in Harvard’s third straight home game.  The Crimson boasts a 2-1 record both at home and in road contests this spring.

Saturday’s game against Dartmouth is also Allston-Brighton Day, with all residents from Allston and Brighton earning free admission to the game.

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Live statistics will be available for Saturday’s game at  Live audio and video will also be available at via a subscription.

Series History
Harvard and Dartmouth have played 81 times, with the Crimson owning the edge in the series, 43-37-1.  Harvard has won two  of the last three games between the two conference rivals and defeated the Big Green, 8-5, on the road last year.

Last Time Out
The Crimson dropped its Ivy League opener to No. 17 Brown, falling by a score of 13-11 at Harvard Stadium March 20.  Terry White and Jeff Cohen each scored four goals, while Harry Krieger recorded nine saves in only three quarters of action.

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 18-15 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.

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

Scoring Streak
Jeff Cohen has earned at least one point in all 19 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 50 goals and handed out 10 assists for 60 points, the most of any Harvard player during this stretch.

Possession Is The Name Of The Game
After its first six games, Harvard has won 82-of-152 faceoffs (.539), with 37 of those victories credited to Andrew Parchman. The Crimson has collected a total of 167 ground balls and has been successful on 106-of-137 clear attempts (.774). Evan Roth paces the Crimson with 18 ground balls.

Pacing The Ivy League
Jeff Cohen ranks second in the Ancient Eight with 2.67 goals per game.  Harvard stands second with 18.17 points per game and second with 1.83 man-up goals per contest.  The Crimson paces the league with 23.33 shots on goal per game.

Crimson Among The Nation’s Best
Entering the week, Harvard ranked 10th in the country with 12.17 goals per game and 10th in man-up offense (.524).  The Crimson also stood 15th in shot percentage (.327) and 18th in scoring margin (+2.17).  Jeff Cohen was 18th with 2.67 goals per game, while Dean Gibbons appeared 29tyh with 3.67 points per contest.

Leading the Way
Dean Gibbons paces the Crimson with 22 points on 14 goals and eight assists, while Jeff Cohen is second with 16 goals and three assstts for 19 points.  Cohen has netted three man-up goals, the most on the team, while Gibbons, Travis Burr and Alex White have scored two each.

National Recognition
Harvard is ranked 15th in the LaxNews poll, 16th in the Inside Lacrosse national poll and 16th in the USILA poll.

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 44 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.

Defense Wins Games
Harvard has held opponents to 60 goals, while the Crimson has netted 73 scores in six games.  Harvard is outscoring other teams in every quarter except the first (18-18).