Men's Lacrosse Falls at #16 Harvard, 11-4

Box Score (PDF)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Penn men's lacrosse team fell victim to a fast start by No. 16 Harvard Saturday at the Crimson's Harvard Stadium, and coupled with a nearly half-long dry spell the Quakers fell, 11-4.

Penn's Morgan Griffscored the game's first goal less than four minutes into the contest, but Harvard responded with five before the first quarter ended to take control. Five different players scored the goals, and four separate players assisted on them, in a truly balanced scoring display.

Penn needed to get some of those back in the second quarter, but unfortunately the period went by without goals from either team and it was 5-1 at the break.

Garvey Heiderman needed just 28 seconds to get Penn back in the scoring column in the third quarter, breaking a 27-minute scoring streak, but Harvard got it back when Max Motschwiller scored unassisted. The Quakers again cut into the lead on a Casey O'Rourke goal, but Harvard again had a response with a Terry White goal. Harvard then scored another goal before the quarter ended, and two more in the fourth quarter before Penn finally finished its scoring when Dan Savage finished a Craig Andrzejewski feed for his first collegiate goal.

Freshman Joe Hegener was in goal for Penn for the second straight game and had nine saves, while Joe Pike made four stops for Harvard. The Crimson outshot the Quakers, 40-18.

Penn returns to action Sunday afternoon in New England, taking on Bryant University at 1 p.m.

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