NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Harvard men's lacrosse team was unable to hold off top-ranked Yale Saturday afternoon, dropping a 16-8 decision to the Bulldogs in the season finale. The loss moved Harvard to 7-6 on the season with a 2-4 mark in Ivy action, as the Crimson was eliminated from postseason play. Yale improves to 12-2 and 6-0.
The Crimson was led by senior Morgan Cheek who reached 200 career points (105 goals, 95 assists) in this afternoon's contest, recording a team-best three goals. Kyle Anderson and Joe Lang found the back of the net as well with two apiece.
Robert Shaw made 18 saves in goal, just shy of his career-high 19. Facing 55 total shots, the senior goaltender registered a .529 save percentage. Freshman Frankie Tangredi tallied a team-high four ground balls, while Anderson added three. The Crimson defense caused 17 turnovers, led by Lang with three.
- Cheek recorded his 200th career point and tallied a team-high three goals.
- Shaw stopped 18 Yale shots, giving him double-digit saves for the sixth time in the last seven games.