Men's Lacrosse Dominates Quinnipiac in 18-8 Victory
Newman's first career hat trick helped the Crimson to an 18-8 win on Tuesday (Gil Talbot).
HAMDEN, Conn. – The Harvard men's lacrosse team got back on the winning track Tuesday with an 18-8 victory at Quinnipiac.
13 different members of the Crimson scored at least one goal as Harvard (5-6, 1-2 Ivy League) turned in its greatest offensive output since an 18-4 drubbing of Quinnipiac (4-6, 1-1 NEC) last year. Devin Dwyer, the reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Week, led the way with two goals and four assists for a total of six points as Brendan Newman registered three goals for his first career hat trick. Jack Walker (2g, 1a) and Ian Ardrey (2g, 1a) also scored multiple goals with Deke Burns (1g, 3a) adding the first points of his career.
Harry Krieger was solid in goal, making seven saves against six goals in 45:07 of action to pick up the win. Rick Molé and Gabriel Mendola collected seven ground balls and six ground balls, respectively, and Molé was 9-of-16 at the X despite Quinnipiac holding a 15-14 edge on face offs for the day. Additionally, Harvard was 13-of-15 on clear attempts and 4-of-4 on the man advantage while the Bobcats went 10-of-11 in transition and converted 1-of-4 man-up opportunities.
Daniel Webster's two-goal, one-assist performance led the Bobcat attack as Gill Conners was credited with nine saves in the loss.
Peter Schwartz put the first tally on the board but a 3-1 run by Quinnipiac gave the Bobcats the lead after the first quarter of play, 3-2. Three straight scores to open the second put Harvard back on top for good, with Newman netting the equalizer just 1:30 into the frame. Alex White found the back of the net for a 4-3 advantage and Mendola converted 29 seconds later to move the score to 5-3. Garrett Campbell and Newman added two more strikes before the intermission, sending the Crimson into the break with a 7-5 margin.
Harvard outscored Quinnipiac 6-1 in the third thanks to a pair of 3-0 runs. Walker, Carl Zimmerman and Ardrey each scored a goal to begin the quarter, with Newman, Ardrey and Dwyer closing it out to extend the Crimson lead to 13-6.
Harvard added four straight goals in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Scores by Mumford, Murphy Vandervelde, Burns and Walker pushed the advantage to 17-6, and Philip Wagley added his first tally of the year for the final 18-8 margin.
The Crimson returns home to Harvard Stadium Saturday, April 13 to face No. 16/14 Penn at 1 p.m. The Quakers are currently tied for third place in the Ivy League standings with a 2-2 conference mark while Harvard is tied for fifth with a 1-2 record.