Harvard vs. Brown
April 9, 2003
The Game Story:
The Harvard men's lacrosse team hosted Brown at Jordan Field on Wednesday evening, posting a 12-6 win over the Bears for its first Ivy League win of the season. The Crimson is now 4-5 overall and 1-2 in the Ancient Eight, while the Bears are 2-7 (0-2 Ivy).

The Crimson opened the scoring four minutes into the game when senior tri-captain Doug Logigian (Huntington, NY) ripped a shot past netminder Mike Levin (Pittsford, NY). It looked like that would be the score headed into the second frame, but Matt Primm (Westminster, MD) made a push with six seconds remaining - he brought the ball from behind the net out to his right. With a defender on his flank, Primm pivoted and put the ball past Levin with just a second remaining on the clock for a 2-0 Crimson lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Crimson doubled its lead with a pair of tallies just over a minute apart early in the second frame. (Mike McBride Ridgewood, NJ) and freshman Steve Cohen (Soyosset, NY) each deposited goals, and Jay Wich followed suit at 9:45 to give the Crimson a 5-0 lead. Jonathon Thompson (Freeport, ME) put the Bears on the board seconds later with a shot that beat goalie Jake McKenna near-side.

Brown got back into the game with a nice play which originated behind the cage. The bears worked the ball around the perimeter and moved it behind the net to Rory Hyland (Chevy Chase, MD). Hyland hesitated just a second before feeding Bryan Miller (Monkton, MD) at the top of the circle to cut the lead to 5-2.

Harvard got the goal back with just over two minutes remaining in the half. Junior Jeff Gottschall (Swampscott, MA) forced the turnover as Brown was attempting to clear and fed Primm, who pushed his way into the middle and rifled a shot past Levin for his second of the night - and a 6-2 Crimson lead at the half.

Sophomore David Patterson (New York, NY) scored his first goal of the season off a pass from Cohen at 11:59 in the third to put Harvard's lead back to five goals. The Bears took nearly nine minutes to answer - sophomore Chazz Woodson (St. George, VA) brought the team back within four when he beat McKenna on the doorstop high over his right shoulder.

Gottschall and Primm teamed up for another tally to open the final frame. This time it was Primm feeding the junior at the goalmouth for his third of the season. The teams traded goals within a minute to bring the score to 9-4 midway through the period. The Bears kept pressing after two impressive McKenna saves before Christopher Mucciolo (Manhasset, NY) finallly solved the netminder, but freshman Sean Kane responded at the other end with a supreme individual effort to counter Brown's strike. Doug Logigian (Huntington, NY) gave Harvard it's largest lead of the day when he scored a man-up tally at 9:49, and Kane added his second of the night to give the Crimson a 11-4 lead.

The Bears put back-to-back goals on the board to cut into the lead to 11-6. Miller converted on a man-up attempt at 6:52, and Matthew Winkler (West Islip, NY) scored his first of the night 90 seconds later. That was as close as Brown would get, as Kane added his third goal of the night for Harvard to cap the scoring.

McKenna posed an impressive 14 saves in the victory, while Levin made 13 saves in his 60 minutes of work.