No. 17 Harvard Defeats Boston University for 7th Win

ITHACA, N.Y. The No. 17 Harvard men's lacrosse team kept its home win streak alive with a 14-9 victory over Boston University Tuesday night at Harvard Stadium.

Harvard improved to 5-0 at home with the win and moved its overall record to 7-4 thanks in part to a five-point effort from Peter Schwartz. The senior co-captain totaled three goals and two assists, complementing the three-goal performance by Will Walker. Devin Dwyer chipped in two goals and one assist for a total of three points.

Harvard dominated the stat sheet, outshooting BU 39-33 and owned a 33-27 edge in ground balls. The Crimson was a perfect 11 of 11 on clear attempts while holding the Terriers to a 14 of 25 conversion rate, and capitalized on 2 of 3 extra man opportunities.

Harvard Highlights
Peter Schwartz led the attack with three goals and two assists for a total of five points.

Will Walker contributed three goals.

Devin Dwyer added two goals and one assists for three points.

10 different members of the Crimson score at least one point.

Harvard outshot Boston University, 39-33.

Harvard won the groundball battle, 33-27.

Harvard was a perfect 11 of 11 on clear attempts while holding Boston University to 9 of 18.

Harvard converted 2 of 3 man-up opportunities.

Game Notes
Peter Schwartz scored three goals and added two assists to take over the team lead in points with 33 (17g, 16a). Schwartz has now turned two hat tricks on the year and has scored at least one point in 12 straight games.

Will Walker registered his team-leading seventh hat trick of the year and his fourth in as many games. Walker has scored 17 goals with one assist in Harvard's last four outings.

Devin Dwyer extended his point-scoring streak to 13 games with two goals and one assist. Dwyer has totaled 48 points during this stretch with 13 goals and 35 assists.

Bobby Duvnjak scored the first goal of his career in the victory. Gabriel Mendola also recorded his first goal of the year.

Harvard started nine seniors in the field in front of Jake Gambitsky in goal.

Jake Gambitsky picked up his seventh win of the season, the most for Harvard since Jake Gambitsky '13 registered 10 victories in 2011.

Harvard remained unbeaten at home with the win and improved to 20-9 all-time on its home turf under Chris Wojcik '96, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Lacrosse.

Harvard extended its double-digit scoring streak to eight games, the longest active streak in the nation.

With a 7-4 record and three games remaining, Harvard will finish the year with at least a .500 winning percentage for the first time since going 10-6 in 2011.

Harvard has held seven of its 11 opponents to nine goals or fewer and is 6-1 when doing so.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Three Terriers recorded three points, but Boston University suffered a 14-9 setback at No. 17 Harvard on Tuesday night at Harvard Stadium.

BU (1-10) and Harvard (7-4) each wore One Fund socks during the game to honor the victims of last year's Boston Marathon bombings. For more information on The One Fund or how you can help, please visit OneFundBoston.org.

Freshman Ryan Johnston and redshirt freshman Sam Tenney each tallied three goals while freshman Cal Dearth added a goal and two assists. Tyler Zickel made his first collegiate start in the cage, with the freshman goalkeeper making nine saves.

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