By: Greg Levinsky
Following identical 16-9 defeats at the hands of Patriot League foes Colgate and Bucknell, the Boston University Men’s Lacrosse team looks to get back on track with a Tuesday night tilt at Harvard.
The Terriers (4-4, 0-3 Patriot League) face the Crimson (5-1, 1-1 Ivy League), who are winners of four straight dating back to mid-February.
Freshman Chris Gray is having a phenomenal rookie season, currently ranking fourth in the Patriot League in points per game at 3.88. In the Terriers’ most recent contest, Gray posted a career-high and matched a program-high with seven points on three goals and four assists.
Gray leads the team in points with 31 thanks to 14 goals and a team-high 17 helpers. Junior James Burr owns a team-high 19 goals to go with six assists, and senior Jack Wilson and sophomore John MacLean have double digit goals respectively.
Sophomore Joe McSorley has started all eight games between the pipes for the Terriers, owning a 10.61 goals-against average and a .515 save percentage. Over the last two games, McSorley gave up 30 goals, the most of his young career over a two game stretch. However, he did make 18 saves in the process as he faced a bevy of shots.
Harvard is led by sophomore attack Kyle Anderson with a team-high 17 tallies. Senior Morgan Cheek leads the team in points with seven goals and 16 assists. Senior goalkeeper Robert Shaw owns a .594 save percentage for the Crimson as their starer.
Recapping Colgate: Gray netted five points on three goals and two assists as the Terriers raced out to a 3-0 lead. Colgate took a 6-1 second quarter and outscored the Terriers 16-6 after the first frame. Senior Jack Wilson extended his point streak to 50 games.
Recapping Bucknell: The Terriers had a strong opening quarter once again, outscoring the Bison 7-4, but Bucknell took the win on a 9-0 surge in the second half, shutting out the Terriers for half of the game. Gray scored seven points to tie the program single game scoring record shared with Wilson and Cal Dearth (’17).