#7 Syracuse Handles #19 Harvard in NCAA Opener

The teams exchanged goals in the fourth quarter, with Leveille giving the hosts an eight-goal lead before Brandon Logigian scored his first of the year when he ripped a shot to the short side with 8:58 left, making it 11-4.

Bucktooth led all scorers with seven points (5g, 2a), while Leveille also added a hat trick for Syracuse. Coluccini finished with 14 saves for the Orange, which won its eighth straight, improving to 9-4.

Five different players figured in Harvard's scoring, with no Crimson player getting more than one point on the game. Pike came off the bench to finish with 10 saves, allowing just five goals, while Posner had a team-high seven ground balls. The Crimson sees its season end at 6-7.

"Unfortunately, as a defense, it seems to take us a quarter to get into the flow of the game when we play an offense that plays at such a high pace," said senior defenseman Tom Mikula. "I think once we were able to settle down, we matched up well against them six-on-six, but we were down by too many goals by that point."
Score by Period       1  2  3  4  Tot
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Harvard............. 1 0 2 1 - 4
Syracuse............ 6 2 2 1 - 11

Harvard SCORING:
GOALS: Cohen, Greg 1; Mahler, Brian 1; Boylan, Tom 1;
Logigian, Brandon 1.
ASSISTS: Cohen, Steve 1.

Syracuse SCORING:
GOALS: BUCKTOOTH, Brett 5; LEVEILLE, Mike 3; PERRITT,
Patrick 1; CROCKETT, Brian 1; HARDY, Dan 1.
ASSISTS: BUCKTOOTH, Brett 2; CROCKETT, Brian 1; HARDY,
Dan 1; NIMS, Kenny 1; PERRITT, Patrick 1.

SHOTS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Harvard............. 10 7 9 16 - 42
Syracuse............ 14 9 9 5 - 37

GROUND BALLS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Harvard............. 11 4 12 10 - 37
Syracuse............ 10 3 11 6 - 30

FACE-OFFS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Total
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Harvard............. 5-8 1-3 2-5 1-3 - 9-19
Syracuse............ 3-8 2-3 3-5 2-3 - 10-19

CLEARS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Total
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Harvard............. 3-6 5-6 6-8 5-5 - 19-25
Syracuse............ 6-6 7-7 6-7 5-7 - 24-27

EXTRA-MAN OPPS 1 2 3 4 Total
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Harvard............. 1-2 0-2 0-0 0-0 - 1-4
Syracuse............ 1-1 1-1 0-1 0-1 - 2-4

SAVES BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Harvard............. 2 5 2 3 - 12
Syracuse............ 3 3 3 5 - 14

PENALTIES - Harvard 4/3:00; Syracuse 4/2:00.


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2006-05-15



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