CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard closed its three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon with a home defeat to No. 7/6 Penn. The Crimson made a run in the third quarter, but ultimately fell to the Quakers, 26-13.
Harvard (5-6; 1-3 Ivy League) could only muster two goals in the first half, the first on an unassisted goal by first-year Nick Loring with 9:30 left in the opening frame and the other on a strike from Kyle Salvatore. The Salvatore goal with 4:42 remaining before halftime came off a feed from Myles Hamm, who collected his seventh assist on the year.
The Crimson rallied in the third quarter and outscored the visitors, 5-3, in the stanza. The teams took turns scoring to open the half, with Penn tallying its 13th goal of the afternoon only to have Austin Madronic find Kyle Anderson to make it a 13-3 game. The Quakers found the back of the net two-and-a-half minutes later, but Harvard answered with four straight goals in a matter of 5:28.
Anderson connected with Nigel Andrews 13 seconds after the Penn goal and Hamm tickled the twine 61 seconds later. After 58 seconds elapsed, Salvatore scored his second of the day off a pass from Frankie Tangredi. The run was bookended by another Salvatore goal.
Penn (7-3; 5-0 Ivy) scored the final goal of the third quarter and the first two of the fourth to move out in front, 17-7. Loring paused the 3-0 Quaker run with an unassisted goal, but Harvard was unable to stop Penn from scoring seven unanswered goals.
Down the stretch, Harvard outscored the Quakers, 5-2, to provide the final margin. Madronic scored two of the Crimson's five goals in the final 8:13, with Loring collecting his second career hat trick, Jeremy Magno tallying his lone goal of the day and Eric Wang scoring the first goal of his career.
- Anderson extended his point-scoring streak to 23 games and his goal-scoring streak to 11.
- Anderson has multiple goals in three straight games, tallying eight during the stretch.
- Loring recorded his second hat trick of the season and of his career. He is tied for third on the team in the category and is tied with Madronic for the most among first-year Crimson players.
- Madronic had two goals, securing his first multi-goal game since March 2, when he scored four at Hartford.
- Salvatore finished with two goals, marking his first two-goal effort since the triple-overtime road win at Boston University. He has three multiple-goal outings this season.
Harvard returns to action next Saturday, April 20, when it visits Princeton. The Ivy League contest is set for a 1 p.m. start and is set to air on ESPN+.