In just the second year under head coach John Tillman, the Crimson men’s lacrosse team — which went 6-8 last season — has already started with a bang as they upset fifth-ranked Duke on Saturday (Feb. 21), 9-6.
Despite giving up the game’s first goal, the Crimson snapped back with three straight in the second period to go into the half with a 3-1 lead. And after the Blue Devils knotted the game at 3 halfway through the third period, the Crimson fired back with four goals in the last five minutes of the period to keep Duke at a distance and secure the win.
Jeff Cohen ’12, in his first collegiate action, had a game-high three goals, adding an assist to his hat trick to lead Harvard to victory. The freshman attacker’s four points in the Crimson’s season opener earned him both Ivy League Rookie of the Week and New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Co-Player of the Week.