Harvard Women’s Lacrosse Drops Road Game at No. 3 Syracuse


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No. 3 Syracuse 17, Harvard 4
Harvard (3-3, 1-1 Ivy)
Syracuse (8-1, 2-1 ACC)
Carrier Dome
Syracuse leads, 5-0
at Yale, March 22

Megan Hennessey scored two goals and added four draw controls for the Crimson (Ted Keating).

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Rookie Megan Hennessey scored twice, and goalie Kelly Weis turned aside 12 shots, but the Harvard women's lacrosse team fell on the road at No. 3 Syracuse by a score of 17-4 Tuesday evening.

Alexis Nicolia and Sophia Capone also found the back of the net for the Crimson, who falls to 3-3 overall on the year. Devon Collins had a hat trick, while Alyssa Murray scored two goals and dished out three assists for the Orange (8-1). Hennessey also led the way for Harvard with four draw controls.

Syracuse outshot Harvard, 37-13, and owned the final edge in ground balls, 18-9, and draw controls, 15-8.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Megan Hennessey enjoyed her third multiple-goal game this spring, leading Harvard with two tallies.
  • Hennessey has also paced the Crimson in draw controls the last two games, finishing with four Tuesday evening.
  • After making a career-high 13 saves against Marquette March 15, Weis followed that performance with a 12-save effort against Syracuse.
  • Seven of Harvard's goals came off free-position shots, as the Crimson went 7-of-12 on free-position chances on the day.
  • Harvard was 14-of-19 on clear attempts and has had at least 10 successful clears in all six games.

Game Notes:

  • Harvard falls to 0-3 against ranked teams and 1-3 on the road this spring.
  • The Crimson has nine games remaining including six at home.
  • A freshman has led Harvard in scoring in each of the first six games.
  • Harvard was 14-of-19 on clear attempts and has had at least 10 successful clears in all four games.
  • Marisa Romeo, who had one assist Tuesday evening, now leads Harvard with 17 goals and 21 points through six games.
  • Harvard is now 0-5 all-time against Syracuse.

Game Progression:

  • Syracuse scored the game's first five goals before Alexis Nicolia got the Crimson on the scoreboard with a goal at 19:15 of the first half.
  • The Orange then went on a 3-0 run until the 6:17 mark when Megan Hennessey scored her first goal, making it 8-2.
  • After Syracuse went up 13-2, Sophia Capone tallied a Crimson score at 21:56 of the second half, and Hennessey notched Harvard's last goal at 9:43, making it a 15-4 contest.

Ties: None
Lead Changes: One
Largest Leads: Harvard -- none, Syracuse by 13 – 2nd: 4:39

Up Next:
Harvard will remain on the road and visit archrival Yale Saturday, March 22 at 3 p.m.