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Men's Lacrosse Opens 2019 Campaign at No. 12/14 North Carolina on Saturday

Harvard begins the 2019 season on the road Saturday at nationally ranked North Carolina (Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot).
Harvard begins the 2019 season on the road Saturday at nationally ranked North Carolina (Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard opens the 2019 campaign on the road at No. 12/14 (USILA Coaches/Inside Lacrosse) North Carolina on Saturday at noon. The non-conference tilt will air on ACC Network Extra.

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Game Notes: at No. 12/14 North Carolina

What to Know

  • The Crimson faces a Tar Heel squad that is 2-0 after a season-opening 20-9 road victory over Mercer on Feb. 22, and a 14-10 home win over Furman in Chapel Hill this past Saturday. 

  • Harvard is set to begin a stretch where it will play three of its first four games away from Cambridge. The Crimson will play host to Massachusetts next Saturday before completing the challenging stretch with road dates at Holy Cross and Hartford.

  • The Crimson is undefeated in its last four season openers and is 6-2 in lidlifters under Chris Wojcik, who is beginning his ninth year as The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse. 

  • Harvard has been a good road team in non-conference action over the last two seasons, posting a 4-1 record. In February non-conference road tilts, Harvard is 4-0, a streak that reaches back to the start of the 2016 campaign.

  • Harvard returns its top goal scorer from a season ago in Kyle Anderson. The junior scored 34 goals and totaled 42 points, the second most on the team, while starting all 13 games. Anderson carries a 13-game point-scoring streak into the opener, having recorded 42 points (34 goals, 8 assists) during that span.

At The Helm

Chris Wojcik '96 is in his ninth season as the Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse. During his time at the helm of the Crimson, Wojcik has directed Harvard to a 60-57 overall record, including a pair of 10-win campaigns and 15 wins against ranked opponents. Six individuals have collected a total of nine USILA All-America accoloades, while 39 have been named All-Ivy League.

Next Up

Harvard makes its home debut on Saturday, Feb. 23, when it welcomes Massachusetts to Jordan Field. The 1 p.m. game will air on ESPN+.

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