2020 Schedule Preview: Harvard Crimson

The Harvard Crimson is the 70th DI program to release their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. Harvard comes into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign where they went 5-8 overall and 1-4 in the Ivy League. Harvard had a coaching change over the summer, hiring Gerry Byrne as their next head coach

Schedule

Date Home Away Notes
2/22 UMass Harvard
2/25 Holy Cross Harvard
2/28 Albany Harvard
3/7 Harvard Fairfield
3/14 Harvard Brown Ivy League
3/17 Harvard Boston University
3/21 Harvard Dartmouth Ivy League
3/28 Harvard Colgate
4/4 Cornell Harvard Ivy League
4/11 Penn Harvard Ivy League
4/18 Harvard Princeton Ivy League
4/25 Yale Harvard Ivy League

Key Games

2/22 @ UMass

The first game in the Gerry Bryne era for Harvard will come on the road against Byrne’s alma mater, UMass. Last season, UMass defeated Harvard 12-9 in a fairly close contest in early February. While it was tied at seven heading into the fourth, UMass used a four-goal run in the fourth to help them get ahead and secure the win. 

3/17 vs Boston U.

Cross-town foes, Harvard and Boston U. have put together some very entertaining overtime contest the past two seasons. Harvard won both meetings in 2018 and 2019. Last season, Harvard went on a five-goal run in the fourth to take the lead after trailing 9-5 at the end of the third. Chris Gray sent it into overtime for the Terriers and Nigel Andrews scored the winner in triple overtime for the Crimson. Again, this should be another exciting midweek contest this season. 

4/25 VS HARVARD

Nicknamed “The Game” in college football, these two schools have a history dating back over one hundred years in nearly every sport, including lacrosse. Yale has won the past two meetings with Harvard’s last win over the Bulldogs coming in 2017. But above all, it is still very much a heated rivalry and would be a marquee win for Byrne in his inaugural season, especially in the minds of the Harvard faithful. 

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