CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Wrapping up its season-opening three-game road swing, the Harvard men's lacrosse team (1-1) will head to Albany this Saturday, Feb. 29. Game time is set for 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.
What to Know
- Harvard moved to 1-1 on the season after its comeback fell short at Holy Cross on Tuesday evening, dropping the contest to the Crusaders, 9-8. The Crimson picked up a season-opening 10-9 victory over No. 19/RV Massachusetts last Saturday.
- Junior goaltender Kyle Mullin has been dominant through the Crimson's opening week, currently ranking first in the NCAA in saves per game with 18 after posting 17 saves against Massachusetts and 19 at Holy Cross.
- Albany enters the weekend with a 1-1 record after a season-opening 19-10 loss to Cornell and a 14-13 win over Drexel. The Crimson defeated Albany for the first time in program history last year with a 13-12 win on home field, dropping the previous seven meetings. Harvard received hat tricks from Kyle Anderson, Myles Hamm and Jeremy Magno in the prominent win. The Crimson is 28-10 all-time vs. current members of the America East.
- Harvard has found success on the road in non-conference action over the last three seasons, posting a 7-4 record. In February non-conference road tilts, Harvard is 5-2, a streak that reaches back to the start of the 2016 campaign.
- With the second-highest return percentage in the country, the Crimson returns 98 percent of its scoring from last season as 153 of its goals came from players on the 2020 roster, including its top goal scorer senior captain Kyle Anderson. Approaching 100 career points, Anderson has amassed 95 after tallying nine points (4g, 5a) through the Crimson's first two contests.
Leading the Way
Gerry Byrne became Harvard's 18th head coach in program history when he was named The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse in July of 2019. Byrne arrived in Cambridge from Notre Dame where he was an assistant coach for 16 seasons, helping the Fighting Irish to 14 NCAA tournament appearances (including 13 straight), 11 conference titles (regular season and tournament) and an overall record of 170-78 (.685).
Harvard will begin a five-game homestand on Saturday, March 7 when it welcomes Fairfield to Jordan Field. Game time is slated for 3 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+. The remaining nine games of the Crimson's 2020 schedule, including all six home contests at Jordan Field and Harvard Stadium, will also be aired on ESPN+. To purchase tickets, click here.