CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Crimson begin a three-game homestand on Wednesday night when it welcomes Albany to Harvard Stadium. Harvard's final non-conference game of the season is set for a 7 p.m. start and slated to air on NESN with ESPN+ carrying the stream online.
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Game Notes: vs. Albany
What to Know
Harvard is playing its best lacrosse of the 2019 campaign, having won two straight and four of its last five outings. The change in results comes after a tough start in which the Crimson started 0-3 with two of the losses coming when Harvard was either ahead or tied in the fourth quarter.
The Crimson rallied to win both of its most recent games -- at Boston University and at Dartmouth. Harvard found itself in a five-goal third-quarter hole at BU before rallying for the 12-11 triple-overtime victory. More recently, the Crimson answered a 5-4 halftime deficit at Dartmouth by outscoring the Big Green, 7-5, in the second half for the 12-9 decision.
Albany visits Cambridge with a two-game winning streak of its own. The Great Danes were 12-7 winners over the weekend at Binghamton and before that, took down UMass Lowell at home, 17-11.
The Crimson has been dynamite in face-off situations during its two-game winning streak. In the two road wins, Harvard has won 39-of-51 face-offs (.765) with sophomore Steven Cuccurullo going 35-for-41 (.854). Prior to this stretch, Harvard won face-offs at a .366 clip (60-164) and posted a 2-4 record.
Cuccurullo was tough in the circle during the three-overtime win at Boston University, winning all nine opportunities in the fourth quarter and going 12-for-12 from the fourth period on. He finished the game with a 15-for-19 line in the category and outdid himself at Dartmouth, going 20-for-22 (12-for-12 after halftime). The 20 face-off wins matched a career high originally set vs. BU in 2018.
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 64-61 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.
The Crimson returns to action on April 6, when Cornell visits Harvard Stadium. Game time is set for noon with the contest airing on ESPN+.