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With 18 seconds left on the clock in a tight game that had gone back-and-forth for the entire 60 minutes, Harvard men’s lacrosse head coach Gerry Byrne called a timeout to draw one last play to tie the game and send his Crimson squad into an overtime battle against the Brown Bears.
A buzzerbeater shot at the end of the second quarter dramatically shifted the tide of the Harvard men’s lacrosse team’s (2-2-0) game against the University of Michigan. Harvard took an early lead against the Wolverines, but a post-timeout stretch of six unanswered goals in the second quarter for the Michigan squad marked the end of a nine-game winning streak for the Crimson on Jordan Field.
The Harvard men's lacrosse team defended Jordan Field on Saturday with a big win over the University of Vermont Catamounts. The victory marks the ninth-straight win for the Crimson on its home turf. Putting up decisive numbers with a 12-5 win, the young Crimson squad looked poised to continue its momentum into its game this upcoming weekend against the University of Michigan.
The Harvard men’s lacrosse team took the field two weekends ago for its first game of the 2023 season in Charlottesville, Va., battling the Cavaliers of the University of Virginia. The first contest of the season did not prove to be fruitful for the Crimson in a 25-21 loss to the No. 1 ranked team in the country, coming out to a slow start that saw UVA jump out to a 9-0 lead in the first ten minutes of action.
Coming off a historic season, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team will turn towards a new class of senior leaders to continue its legacy of improvement and ferocious competition. With the loss of key players, the team will look towards a new set of seniors to lead the squad both on and off the field.
In his first year with the Crimson, attacker Sam King came in as a top-25 recruit, played a leading role in the team's success, and earned a 2022 All-Ivy Honorable Mention.
On Sunday, May 15, the men's lacrosse team battled for the NCAA Tournament title for the first time since 2014. However, the young Crimson squad was unable to advance past the first round, falling to sixth-seeded Rutgers, 19-9.
Saturday marked the end of a great regular season run for the No. 12 men’s lacrosse team, with a narrow defeat against archrival No. 9 Yale, which won on an overtime score from veteran midfielder Thomas Bragg. Harvard (8-4, 3-3) battled to the very end, ultimately losing, 17-16, on a man-down goal that sealed Yale’s title as Ivy League regular season champions.
On Saturday, April 25, Jordan Field was electrified by the presence of over 2,400 fans as the No. 12 men's lacrosse team toppled the No. 3 Princeton Tigers, 19-16. The win catapulted Harvard into a five-way tie with Yale, Brown, Princeton and Cornell for first place in the Ivy League and set the stage for a pivotal game against the Bulldogs this upcoming weekend.