Krieger, Dwyer Help Propel Harvard to Victory vs. Bryant

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Harry Krieger made a season-high 15 saves as Devin Dwyer tallied four points to lead Harvard to a 7-5 win over Bryant Wednesday afternoon at Soldiers Field Lacrosse Stadium.

Krieger's 15 saves included nine in the second half with seven coming in the third quarter alone. The senior allowed just one goal before intermission and also held Bryant to a single goal in the fourth quarter to preserve the victory. He was aided by defensemen Jason Gonos and Robert Duvjnak who collected seven ground balls and three ground balls, respectively.

Dwyer's four points included a career-high three goals, with his final score giving Harvard (3-3, 0-1) the 7-5 margin. Bryant (0-7) had outscored the Crimson 4-1 in the second half to pull within one, 6-5, before Peter Schwartz found Dwyer alone to the right of the crease for the score.

Bryant put the first goal on the board but Harvard responded with five unanswered goals to take a 5-1 lead into halftime. Alex White, who finished the day with two goals and one assist, factored into three of the Crimson's first four goals. Dwyer scored twice during the run with Brendan Newman adding the final tally.

Colin Dunster scored three goals and added one assist to lead the Bryant attack. Gunnar Waldt went 11 of 16 to help the Bulldogs control the face off X and Tom Carey notched 17 saves in goal to keep the game close. The Bulldogs also held a 25-17 advantage in ground balls and went 12 of 16 on clears while holding the Crimson to 14 of 23 on clear attempts.

Harvard returns to Ivy League play this weekend with a contest at Dartmouth Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m.

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Bryant scored early, but Harvard netted five straight goals to close out the first half and didn't look back, taking a 7-5 victory over the Bulldogs Wednesday afternoon in Cambridge, Mass.

Junior Colin Dunster (Cos Cob, Conn.) notched an unassisted tally 38 seconds into the contest, but the Bulldogs (0-7) wouldn't score again until after the halftime break, as the Crimson (3-3) got two goals from Devin Dwyer and Alex White and another from Brendan Newman to go up, 5-1, after the first two quarters.

Another Dunster unaided score closed the margin to 5-2 just 1:13 into the third quarter, and while Sean McDonagh renewed Harvard's four-goal lead at the 10:10 mark, Bryant would net three straight - goals from Brian Schlansker (Glenville, N.Y.) and Dunster to close the third, and a Dan Sipperly (Greenwich, N.Y.) score just seconds into the fourth frame - to pull within a single goal, 6-5, with 14:21 left on the clock.

But the Bulldogs would get no closer, as Dwyer completed his hat trick for the home side at 8:10 for a 7-5 margin that would go final.

Sophomore faceoff specialist Kevin Massa (Huntington, N.Y.) was impressive again from the X, going 11 for 16 while picking up a game-high 10 ground balls, while rookie goalie Tom Carey (New Canaan, Conn.) was stellar between the pipes, making a career-high 17 saves despite the loss. Dunster picked up his third-straight hat trick and finished the game with four points.

As a team, Harvard outshot the Bulldogs, 36-32, but went just 14 for 23 on clear attempts. The Bulldogs won the ground ball game, 25-17, but went 0 for 4 on man-up opportunities.

Bryant returns to the field Saturday afternoon, when the Black and Gold travel to Stony Brook for a 4:00 p.m. faceoff against the Seawolves.

2013-03-20



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