Harvard vs. Colgate
April 30, 2002
The Game Story:
CAMBRIDGE, MA -Junior Doug Logigian came up short on his first 14 shots Tuesday night against Colgate. On his 15th try, he made sure to make it count.

Logigian (Huntington, NY/Huntington) ran off a defender and rifled a long shot past Colgate goaltender Chris Hettler with 1:04 left in double-overtime to give the Harvard men's lacrosse team an 7-6 win at Jordan Field. The thriller was Harvard's second consecutive overtime victory and third overall, and improves the Crimson to .500 on the year. Despite a three-point effort by Scott Herbst, Colgate falls to 7-7.

Logigian's tally completed an impressive Harvard comeback that saw the Crimson rally from a 5-1 third-quarter deficit. Freshman attacker Mike McBride (Ridgewood, NJ/Delbarton) ignited the charge, netting Harvard's second goal of the game off an assist by senior Matt Primm (Westminster, MD/McDonogh) at the 4:41 mark of the third quarter. Senior Michael Baly (Westfield, NJ/Westfield) followed up with a tally of his own just under two minutes later. He then watched as McBride struck a second time in the fourth period, again off a set-up by Primm.

Colgate responded with a goal by midfielder Joe Parker to extend its lead to 6-4, but Baly and McBride were not done. The pair scored goals just ten seconds apart to knot the game at 6-6. McBride set up Baly for the first goal with 2:30 left in the fourth, then took a quick feed from Primm to net the equalizer. The goal-made possible by one of 11 faceoff wins on the night by sophomore Alex Vap (Chevy Chase, MD/St. Alban's)-gave McBride a game-high four points.

Both teams had prime opportunities to take the lead in the closing seconds of regulation but were denied by the clutch play of the two goalkeepers. First, Harvard sophomore Jake McKenna (Darien, CT/Taft) stopped a shot by Colgate's Nick Gerken with 15 seconds left after a failed Harvard clear. The Crimson was then able to advance the ball all the way downfield, but McBride's bid at the buzzer was stopped on an athletic play by Hettler.

For the game, McKenna had 18 saves, including four in the first overtime when Harvard was outshot 6-2. Hettler had 16 stops for Colgate. The Crimson closes out its regular season at home this Saturday against Dartmouth. Game time is set for 7 p.m.