Harvard vs. Boston
April 8, 2014
The Game Story:
The Storyline The No. 17 Harvard men's lacrosse team will look to stay hot as it hosts Boston University Tuesday, April 8 at Harvard Stadium. The game will be simulcast on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Digital Network with first faceoff scheduled for 7 p.m. One Fund Both Harvard and Boston University will be wearing One Fund socks when the teams square off, helping to honor the victims of last year's Boston Marathon bombings. For more information on The One Fund or how you can help, please visit OneFundBoston.org. Rank and File Harvard has entered the USILA Div. I Coaches Poll at No. 17 and is listed as receiving votes in the Warrior Div. I Media Top 20. The Crimson last appeared in the media poll the week of Feb. 26, 2012 when the media had the squad at No. 15, and in the coaches poll the week of March 5, 2012 when the coaches had the squad ranked No. 20. Where We Stand Harvard has taken over sole possession of first place in the Ivy League standings with an unblemished 3-0 record. Cornell is a half-game behind the Crimson at 3-1, with Yale and Penn tied for third at 2-2. Brown and Princeton are still alive for a spot in the Ivy League Tournament and are tied for fifth at 1-2. Harvard has games remaining against Penn, Princeton and Yale, and can clinch a berth in the conference tournament with one win. Scouting Boston University The Terriers are in the midst of their first season as a varsity program and own a 1-9 overall record, 1-5 in the Patriot League. BU's first win came at Lafayette, 12-7, on March 15. BU features a balanced attack with six individuals having scored at least 10 points. Adam Schaal leads the way with nine goals and eight assists, with Cal Dearth chipping in six goals and 10 assists. Sam Talkow has been a force at the X, winning 59.8 percent (110-184) of the faceoffs he has taken. Christian Carson has started all 10 games in goal, meanwhile, and sports a 10.21 goals against average with a .531 save percentage. Inside the Series Today's game will mark the first time the Crimson and Terriers have squared off as varsity programs. Harvard is 3-0 all-time against BU, but the last meeting between the teams took place in 1934 with BU competing as a club program. Up Next Harvard returns to conference play this weekend as it travels to Philadelphia to take on Penn Saturday, April 12. Faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. live on the Ivy League Digital Network. Last Time Out The Harvard men's lacrosse team scored six goals in the third quarter to pull away for a 14-9 win at No. 2/2 Cornell Saturday afternoon and take sole possession of first place in the Ivy League. Will Walker and Carl Zimmerman each tallied two goals during the run after the teams were deadlocked at halftime, 6-6. Walker finished the day with four goals and one assist to match his career-high of five points, with Deke Burns also matching his personal best of five points on three goals and two assists. Devin Dwyer added one goal and three assists.