Men’s Lacrosse Wins Back-and-Forth Affair at Dartmouth, 12-9

Jeremy Magno scored a career-high four goals at Dartmouth (Photo Courtesy: Rob Butler).
Jeremy Magno scored a career-high four goals at Dartmouth (Photo Courtesy: Rob Butler).

Final Box

HANOVER, N.H.Jeremy Magno scored a career-high four goals to help propel Harvard past Dartmouth on the road, 12-9, Saturday afternoon. The win was the Crimson's second straight and fourth in its last five games.

Magno, who scored a career-high two goals on Tuesday at BU, continued where he left off, scoring first for Harvard with 3:38 left in the first quarter to level the score at 1-1. The goal spurred a 3-0 run at the end of the period thanks to additional goals from Kyle Anderson and Jack Frisoli to lift the visitors to a 3-1 lead.

Harvard's consecutive goal streak was extended by one when Isaiah Dawson scored his fourth of the season just 28 seconds into the second quarter. The first-year's goal would be all the offense the Crimson (4-4; 1-1 Ivy League) could muster, while allowing four goals on the other end of the pitch. The Big Green ultimately took a 5-4 lead into intermission.

Myles Hamm snapped the Dartmouth (2-5; 0-1 Ivy) scoring streak with 8:54 left in the third to pull Harvard even. Dartmouth answered with a pair of goals and Harvard responded with single tallies from Austin Madronic and Magno, who scored with one second left, to send the contest into the final 15 minutes tied at 7-7.

The Crimson rode the buzzer-beating goal from Magno into the fourth quarter and with the help of a 7-for-7 face-off performance in the frame, squashed any thoughts of a Big Green comeback. With Steven Cuccurullo providing possession after possession, Harvard took full advantage and slowly pulled away from the hosts.

Charlie Olmert scored with 11:12 remaining and was followed by Magno just over three minutes later. Magno added his fourth 121 seconds after that with Hamm supplying the last of what ended up being a 6-0 run covering two quarters. Dartmouth found the back of the net twice more (4:00 and 2:25) to make it an 11-9 Crimson lead, but Nigel Andrews provided insurance with his ninth goal of the year with 32 seconds left in the contest.

Harvard Highlights

  • A game after going 15-for-19 in face-off situations, Cuccurullo won 20-of-22 face-offs against Dartmouth. The 20 victories tied a career high originally set vs. Boston University in 2018.
  • Cuccurullo recorded a game-high nine grounds balls after collecting a season-high 10 vs. the Terriers on Tuesday night.
  • Magno set a career high with five points after posting a 4-goal, 1-assist line.
  • Kyle Mullin finished with 13 saves, giving him 73 denials in his last four games.
  • Harvard, which started the season 0-3, is now 4-4 after winning for the fourth time in its last five outings.

Next Up

The Crimson will step out of Ivy League action on Wednesday when it plays host to Albany inside Harvard Stadium. The game is set for a 7 p.m. start and will air on NESN and ESPN+.