|CAMBRIDGE, MA-Junior Jay Wich (Hunt Valley, MD) and freshman Mike
McBride (Ridgewood, NJ) scored two goals each to lead the Harvard
men's lacrosse team over Fairfield, 10-8, on Saturday afternoon at
Jordan Field. With the win, Harvard (4-0) stays undefeated on the
season, while the Stags fall to 2-2.|
Fairfield took a 2-0 lead to start the game, as Stags'
sophomore Tom Werney (Somers, NY) netted a pair of goals in the first
six minutes of the opening quarter. But Harvard rallied for five
consecutive goals to take a 5-2 lead at the half. Junior attackman
Matt Primm sparked the rally, assisting on a McBride goal for
Harvard's first score and then notching an unassisted tally to give
Harvard a 3-2 lead 3-2. The Crimson would never trail after that.
The third period saw a flurry of scoring by both sides, but
Harvard never allowed the Stags to pull closer than two goals thanks
to Wich's pair and one score each by Joe Nejman (Meadowbrook, PA) and
Jeff Gottschall (Swampsott, MA). Fairfield's Matt Bueker (Street, MD)
netted three third-quarter goals and added another in the fourth, but
McBride's second tally of the day at the 8:21 mark of the third
quarter proved to be the game-winner for the Crimson.
Harvard sophomore goalie Jake McKenna finished the afternoon
with 11 saves, while Fairfield's C.J. Kemp had 14.
Harvard returns to action next Wednesday, when the Crimson
will travel to Worcester, MA to face Holy Cross.