CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard, in a surprising turn of events, will play host on Tuesday to Holy Cross at Jordan Field. The Crimson was to face the Crusaders in Worcester at 4 p.m., Tuesday afternoon, before both teams agreed to relocate the game to Cambridge due to weather concerns. The new game time is set for 3 p.m., on ESPN+.
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Harvard is in search of its first victory of 2019, after falling at nationally ranked North Carolina and letting a halftime lead slip away this past Saturday at home against Massachusetts. The Crimson led, 4-1, after 15 minutes and found itself up, 6-5, at halftime before faltering late in a 12-9 loss to the Minutemen.
Harvard is facing a Holy Cross team that is well rested, having last played on Tuesday, Feb. 19, which resulted in a 12-7 road victory over UMass Lowell. The Crusaders opened the year with a home loss to Providence and a road defeat at the hands of Vermont.
Harvard owns a commanding 34-1 series lead vs. Holy Cross and is 19-1 vs. the Crusaders in Cambridge. Tuesday's meeting will mark the 19th consecutive season in which the teams will have met.
The Crimson, despite its 0-2 record, has given itself a chance to win in the fourth quarter in each of its first two games. Against the Tar Heels, Ryan Graff scored twice to start the final period to get Harvard to within one with 8:48 to play. Then vs. the Minutemen, the Crimson went into the fourth tied at 7-7, and trailed by one with 6:56 remaining.
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 60-59 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.
Harvard returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Hartford for a non-conference game vs. the Hawks. Game time is set for 11 a.m.