Harvard vs. Pennsylvania
March 22, 2003
The Game Story:
The Harvard men's lacrosse team dropped its Ivy League opener to Penn, 8-6, on Saturday afternoon at Jordan Field. The Crimson falls to 2-3 (0-1 Ivy) on the season, while the Quakers improve to 4-2 (1-0 Ivy).

Penn got on the board first with a first quarter goal from senior Jake Martin at the 13:44 mark. The Crimson then responded with three goals of its own to close the first quarter with a 3-1 lead. Freshman Sean Kane (Fairfax, VA) netted Harvard's first goal and Matt Primm (Westminster, MD) added two more tallies before the period ended.

Kane added his second goal of the game at 13:28 of the second quarter, but Penn then went on to score two more times before halftime to narrow Harvard's advantage to 4-3.

The Quakers opened up the second half by scoring five more unanswered goals to run their streak to seven. With 5:09 left in the game, the Crimson broke its scoring drought with an unassisted goal by junior Anders Johnson (Brookside, NJ), and then added its final goal of the game with two minutes remaining when sophomore Mike McBride (Ridgewood, NJ) found the back of the net. Kane assisted on the play.

Junior Jake McKenna (Darien, CT) played the entire game in the cage for the Crimson, allowing eight goals and making eight saves. Penn senior Mark Gannon stopped ten of 16 Crimson shots on goal.

Harvard will be in action again on Tuesday, March 25 when it hosts Providence College at Jordan Field. Game time is 7 p.m