BOSTON, Mass. – The Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse team dropped a non-conference, regional contest to Harvard University, 18-4, on Tuesday night at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Mass. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 3-7 on the season, while the Crimson improves to 6-5 for the campaign.
Brendan Wilbur (Hingham, Mass.) posted two goals to increase his season-total to eight, while Matt Kycia (West Hartford, Conn.) and Matt Diehl (Towson, Md.) also found the back of the cage for the Bobcats. Jay Binkowski (Bethany, Conn.) assisted on Kycia's fourth career goal.
Wilbur and the Bobcats' offense jumped out to a quick lead in this one, as the junior midfielder netted the game's first goal three minutes after the initial whistle. However, in spite of Wilbur's seventh goal of the season, Harvard answered quickly with back-to-back goals to take its first lead, 2-1.
Quinnipiac found the equalizer some three minutes later, but couldn't fend off the high-powered attack of the Crimson. Kycia recorded the Bobcats' second goal off a pass from Binkowski, but Harvard proceeded to rattle off seven straight goals, taking a 9-2 lead into the locker rooms at halftime. Will Walker and Jeff Cohen each scored two goals for Harvard in the opening 30 minutes of play.
After a brief intermission, the Crimson sustained the pressure and disallowed the Bobcats back into the game. Harvard netted five goals in the third quarter, taking a 14-2 advantage into final frame. The deficit was much too high to overcome in the fourth, snapping the Bobcats' three-game winning streak.
For the game, Harvard controlled Quinnipiac in shots, 50-10, ground balls, 36-19, face-offs, 22-4, and forced two more turnovers. The Crimson also forced six failed clear attempts from the visiting Bobcats.
Dylan Torey (Darien, Conn.), Pat Murray (Branford, Conn.) and Eddie Greco (Kings Park, N.Y.) combined for 11 saves between the pipes for the Q. Counterparts, Jake Gambitsky and Christian Coates, made four stops in the win for the Crimson.
Walker led Harvard with four goals on the evening. Daniel Eipp and Cohen added two apiece. Harvard heads to Ivy League foe Penn on Saturday afternoon.
The Bobcats return to the turf on Saturday with a crucial Northeast Conference match-up against Bryant University. Prior to the 1 p.m. faceoff, the Quinnipiac University Department of Athletics and Recreation will honor the senior class members for their dedication to the program. For all the latest news and information regarding the men's lacrosse program, please visit www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
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