Harvard Snaps Losing Skid Against Engineers

Harvard Snaps Losing Skid Against Engineers

Oct. 6, 2004

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - After dropping four straight to MIT, including an 8-6 defeat on September 25th at Blodgett Pool, Harvard returned the favor, knocking off the host No. 6 Engineers, 8-7 at Zesiger Pool. The win improves Harvard's record to 4-4 and 3-1 in the CWPA Northern Division standings.

MIT entered the game with a 13-3 overall record at home, including a 2-0 mark this season. Rick Offsay jumpstarted the Crimson offense with two first period goals, helping Harvard go into the half with a 5-3 lead. Harvard added another tally in the third, but Alexei Zykov found the back of the net to trim the bulge to 6-4 going into the final frame.

Harvard found sophomore Michael Garcia streaking ahead and he deposited the seventh Crimson goal early in the fourth. The Engineers bounced back with a goal from Dan Jacobs, trimming the deficit to just 7-5. Mike Gerrity scored the eventual game winner with 3:57 remaining.

The Crimson, winners of two straight, got a solid performance from netminder Robbie Burmeister, head to Claremont, Calif. to participate in the Claremont Convergence, where they open with No. 4 Pomona-Pitzer on Friday.