Men's Lacrosse Falls at No. 3/3 Duke, 17-11

Men's Lacrosse Falls at No. 3/3 Duke, 17-11


Next Game:

Duke 17, Harvard 11
Harvard (5-4, 2-0 Ivy)
Duke (9-2, 2-1 ACC)
Koskinen Stadium
Duke leads, 14-4
at Cornell, April 5

Schwartz turned in his third straight multi-point performance on offense (Gil Talbot).

DURHAM, N.C. – The Harvard men's lacrosse team got off to a quick start, but could not maintain its momentum as No. 3/3 Duke defeated the Crimson Saturday afternoon, 17-11.

Harvard went in front 2-1 off back-to-back goals by Sean McDonagh and Will Walker, before an 8-1 run put Duke in front for good. The Blue Devils controlled the faceoff X, winning 21-of-31, and picked up 34 ground balls to Harvard's 27.

Will Walker scored four goals to pace the Harvard attack while Devin Dwyer (1g, 4a) and Peter Schwartz (2g, 2a) and added five points and four points, respectively. Jake Gambitsky registered eight saves while taking the loss in goal.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Will Walker scored four goals to lead the attack, converting on seven shots.
  • Devin Dwyer registered five points with one goal and four assists.
  • Peter Schwartz added two goals and two assists to finish with four points.
  • Stephen Jahelka set a career-high with two assists.
  • Harvard converted 2-of-3 extra-man opportunities.

Game Notes:

  • Will Walker tallied four goals after scoring a career-high five in the team's last outing versus Dartmouth. Walker has contributed five hat tricks on the year.
  • Will Walker leads the team with 22 goals scored, with all 22 of his tallies coming in the team's last seven games.
  • Devin Dwyer finished with five points to extend his point-scoring streak to 11 games dating back to last season. Dwyer has amassed 41 points (10g, 31a) in this time, and has notched at least three points in all five games he has played in this season.
  • Peter Schwartz moved his point-scoring streak to 10 games (15g, 13a), including seven multi-point performances this season.
  • Ian Ardrey (2), Daniel Eipp (8) and Murphy Vandervelde (3) also extended their respective point-scoring streaks.
  • Stephen Jahelka recorded a career-high two assists. Harvard has received six points this season from long sticks; Jack Breit (3g, 1a), Stephen Jahelka (2a).
  • Harvard has scored at least 10 goals in each of its last six games and seven times overall this season.
  • All four of Harvard's losses this season have come on the road to ranked opponents.

Game Progression:

  • Harvard held a 2-1 lead at 9:16 of the first quarter off a Will Walker strike.
  • Duke responded with an 8-1 run for a 9-3 advantage, and led 10-4 at the half.
  • Harvard matched Duke's scoring output in both the third quarter (3 goals) and fourth quarter (4 goals), as the Blue Devils held on for the 17-11 victory.

Ties: Two
Lead Changes: Two
Largest Leads: Harvard by one – 1st: 9:16, Duke by nine – 4th: 7:19

Up Next:
Harvard remains on the road next weekend as it travels to Ithaca, N.Y., to take on No. 2/2 Cornell Saturday, April 5. Faceoff from Schoellkopf Field is scheduled for 3 p.m. live on the Ivy League Digital Network.