The men’s lacrosse team will look to end what has been a disappointing Ivy League season this weekend when it travels to Cambridge, Mass., to face No. 17 Harvard.
The Bulldogs (5-6, 1-4 Ivy) face off against the Cantabs at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Harvard Stadium.
The Elis are coming off a tough 14-13 overtime loss to Dartmouth at Reese Stadium on April 15. Yale erased a 11-6 fourth quarter to take the lead 13-12 with 3:44 remaining in the game, but the Big Green’s Ari Sussman tied things up with 54 ticks left on the clock. Brian Koch gave Dartmouth its first Ivy League win of the season with 2:57 remaining in the overtime period.
“The Dartmouth loss was very tough to take, because we felt like we were getting some traction with the Fairfield win,” head coach Andy Shay said. “I think we are looking forward to getting out and playing someone again.”
Shay added: “I fully expect us to come out fired up.”
Against Dartmouth, middie Greg Mahony ’12 led the Elis on offense with four goals, and middie Michael Karwoski ’09 and attacker Brendan Gibson ’10 each added three goals.
Goaltender Johnathan Falcone ’11 finished the night with 15 saves.
The Crimson (6-5, 1-3) are coming off a 11-4 win over Holy Cross 11-4 on Saturday. Freshman attacker Jeff Cohen, who was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Monday, scored a career-high six goals. Harvard goaltender Joe Pike made 10 saves in net for the home team.
Harvard has won two of its three games at home this season. The Bulldogs are on even 3-3 on the road in 2009.
The Elis have lost four of their last five against the Crimson. They had a five-game winning streak prior to that.
After the Ivy season finale on Saturday, the Bulldogs will play one more game against Maryland on May 2.