After their heartbreaking 8-9 loss at Georgetown last Wednesday (March 25), the No. 17 Harvard men’s lacrosse team rebounded with a dominating performance on Friday (March 27), devastating the Presbyterian Blue Hose by a score of 17-2.
The Crimson — who outshot Presbyterian 34-14 — were powered by “career days” from sophomore attackman Dean Gibbons, who tallied a career-high five goals, and fellow sophomore Matt Hull, who added three goals. Although Crimson goaltender Joe Pike ’09 saw a limited number of shots, he still managed four saves in the game.
After the Crimson scored the first goal of the match to take a 1-0 lead, Presbyterian fired back with the equalizer to tie the game at one goal apiece. Harvard responded with nine consecutive goals, eventually going into the half with a 10-2 lead. In the second half the Crimson refused to let up, scoring seven more goals and keeping the Blue Hose off the scoreboard.
Harvard (5-2; 1-0 Ivy League) faces its next test — its toughest of the season — when the team travels to Ithaca, N.Y., to play Cornell on Saturday (April 3). The Big Red, ranked No. 4 in the country, are 6-1 this season; their only loss came at the hands of No. 1 University of Virginia.