|CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Junior Matt Primm (Westminster,
MD). scored three goals and added four assist to propel the Harvard
men's lacrosse team to a 11-7 victory over Hartford on Jordan Field
in Cambridge on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson improved to 2-0 on
the young season with the win, while Hartford falls to 1-1 overall.
The Crimson took a 3-0 lead in the first period, and got
outstanding play from sophomore goalie Jake McKenna (Darien, CT), who
made several spectacular saves to keep the Hawks off the board. The
teams traded goals inthe second period, allowing the hosts to take a
5-2 lead at the half, which included a pair of goals each by senior
co-captain Jim Christian (Chester, NJ) and Primm.
Hartford attempted a rally in the third, getting goals from
Tyler Francey (Brampton, ONT) and Tony Senia (Derry, NH). Harvard
netted four of its own in the frame, however, to take a 9-4 lead into
the final period. After a third Christian tally put Harvard up 10-4,
Hartford trimmed the lead with goals by Brian LoMastro (Bridgewater,
NJ) and Travis Eckler (Endicott, NY). After a Mike McBride
(Ridgewood, NJ) tally extended the Crimson lead to 11-6, LoMastro
tallied his second of the afternoon at the 5:19 mark to bring the
Hawks within four. That would be as close as they would come, as
Harvard shut out any scoring chances the rest of the way.
McKenna finished his afternoon with 14 saves, while Rorke
Greene (Cape Elizabeth, ME) made 14 stops for Hartford as well.
Harvard returns to action this Wednesday when it travels to
take on Providence. Gametime is 3:30 p.m.