Men’s Lacrosse Begins Five-Game Homestand With Fairfield

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's lacrosse team (1-2) will return to Cambridge for its home opener this Saturday, March 7, welcoming Fairfield (3-1) to Jordan Field. Game time is set for 3 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

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What to Know
- Harvard moved to 1-2 on the season after its late second-half rally came up short at Albany on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Great Danes, 15-14. The Crimson picked up a season-opening 10-9 victory over then No. 19/RV Massachusetts and narrowly dropped its contest to Holy Cross last week, 9-8.  
- Jack Frisoli and Austin Madronic each recorded hat tricks for the Crimson against the Great Danes, while Bryn Evans and Ryan Graff put in two apiece. Harvard had a balanced attack as eight Crimson players found the back of the net, while Kyle Massimilian went 15-for-17 from the face-off X.
- Harvard has excelled in the month of March. Since the start of the 2018 campaign, the Crimson is 10-2 in the calendar's third month, including a 4-0 mark in March home games through the last two seasons.
- Fairfield is making its first trip to Cambridge since 2008, which resulted in a 12-3 win for Harvard. The Crimson and Stags have met 10 times in program history, with Fairfield holding a 6-4 advantage. All four of Harvard's wins over Fairfield have come on home field.
- Junior goaltender Kyle Mullin is one of the top netminders in the Ivy League and NCAA, as he ranks second in the conference and fifth in the NCAA with 15.00 saves per game. Through three games, Mullin boasts a 57.7 save percentage, which ranks 12th nationally.
- Harvard will dedicate Saturday's game against Fairfield to the One Love Foundation, an organization founded in memory of former Virginia women's lacrosse player Yeardley Love. The Foundation serves to educate young adults about healthy relationships and raise awareness about relationship violence.

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). 

Up Next
Harvard will return to Jordan Field next Saturday, March 14 to take on Brown in its first Ivy League contest of the season. Game time is slated for 3 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

The remaining eight games of the Crimson's 2020 schedule, including all five home contests at Jordan Field and Harvard Stadium, will also be aired on ESPN+. To purchase tickets, click here.