Harvard vs. Dartmouth
May 4, 2002
The Game Story:
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- The Harvard men's lacrosse team took a 7-6 decision from Dartmouth College on Jordan Field in Cambridge, MA on Saturday evening in the season finale for both teams. Harv ard finishes the season with an 8-7b overall record (1-5 Ivy), while Dartmouth wraps up the 2002 campaign with a 6-7 record overall and 0-6 in Ancient Eight competition. It was fourth straight victory for the Crimson, and also the third consecutive game that the team won by a 7-6 margin.

The teams traded goals in the first quarter and also played a tight second frame, with the Big Green entering halftime with a one-goal lead. Derek Nowak (New Haven, CT) scored his second of the day at the 10:13 mark to put the Crimson up 3-2, but goals by David Farber (Port Washington, NY) and Scott Roslyn (Philadelphia, PA) gave the Big Green a 4-3 lead at the intermission. Harvard rallied to put three straight goals on the board - from Doug Logigian (Huntington, NY), Jeff Gottschall (Swampscott, MA) and Mike McBride (Ridgewood, NJ) - in the first five minutes of the third quarter to take a 6-4 lead. A Ben Grinnell (Waccabuc, NY) goal brought Dartmouth within a goal at 6-5at the end of three quarters.

Farber netted his third goal of the day to knot the score at six with 5:38 to play, but Logigian's second of the night - a rocket off a feed from senior Mike Baly (Westfield, NJ) - put the Crimson back up by a goal with 4;40 to play. Dartmouth pressed to get an equalizing tally, but a pair of spectacular saves in the final 40 seconds by Harvard goalie Jake McKenna (Darien, CT) preserved the lead as time expired.

McKenna finished the night with 11 saves, while his counterpart Mike Gault (Wilton, CT) made 15 stops.