Harvard Women's Lacrosse Remains on Road, Visits Yale Saturday
Amelia Capone and the Crimson stand 1-1 in the Ivy League (Ted Keating).
The Harvard women's lacrosse team will look for its fourth straight win over Yale and the team's second victory in New Haven, Conn., in as many years when the teams meet Saturday, March 22 at 3 p.m.
The Crimson brings a 3-3 overall mark and 1-1 record in Ivy play into Saturday's contest, while the Bulldogs stand at 5-1 overall and 1-1 in league action.
Ivy League Digital Network
For the first time ever, all of Harvard's home games and road Ivy League contests will be streamed in HD quality featuring a live scoreboard, new graphics package and play-by-play commentary through the Ivy League Digital Network. Subscribers to the network can watch games both live and On-Demand from their computers, tablets or smart phones, and will have access to live and On-Demand content for all Harvard events throughout the duration of their subscription.
ESPN3 Coverage of Harvard Lacrosse
Six of Harvard's home games will be broadcast live on ESPN3 this season. In addition to the games being available on the Ivy League Digital Network, fans can watch the Crimson take on Boston College (March 26), Vanderbilt (April 2), Brown (April 5), Princeton (April 12) and Dartmouth (April 25) on ESPN3.
Hat Trick Heroes
Marisa Romeo has scored at least three goals in four games, while Megan Hennessey has two hat tricks this spring. Maeve McMahon and Alexis Nicolia each have scored three goals in one contest.
Around the Ivy League
Harvard currently sits in a third-place tie with Cornell and Yale in the Ivy League standings with a 1-1 conference mark. Penn and Brown are perfect at 2-0 in conference contests this year. The top four teams int eh standings at the end of the season will advance to the annual Ivy League tournament, held at the highest seed's home field May 2-4.
Harvard made it to the Ivy final in 2011 and the semifinal round in 2012.
Ancient Eight Leaders
Among individuals, Marisa Romeo stands fourth with 2.83 goals per game and sixth with 3.5 points per game. Kelly Weis ranks first among all goalies with 9.33 saves per contest and is second with a .483 save percentage.
Harvard's top six scorers on the season are either freshmen or sophomores. Rookies Marisa Romeo (17-4-21), Megan Hennessey (11-6-17) and sophomore Alexis Nicolia (10-0-10) have each reached the 10-point plateau, followed by freshman Maeve McMahon (6-0-6) and sophomore Audrey Tood (4-2-6).
A freshman has also led Harvard in scoring in each of the first six games.
Scouting The Crimson
Harvard, which is 2-0 in home contests and 1-3 in road games this spring, has outscored its opponents this spring by a slim, 61-60, margin. Marisa Romeo paces the Crimson's attack as the freshman has found the back of the net 17 times and dished out four assists for 21 points.
Between the pipes, Weiss is allowing 10.01 goals per game and owns a .483 save percentage, stopping 56 shots in six games. Weis also leads the team with 13 ground balls, while Megan Hennessey has won 17 draw controls to lead the Crimson.
Scouting The Bulldogs
Yale will enter play Saturday with a 5-1 overall record and 1-1 in Ivy League play. The Bulldogs most recently dropped its Ancient Eight opener to No. 13 Penn, 11-9.
Four Bulldogs have recorded double-digit points led by Jen DeVito (7g, 16a) and Kerri Fleishhacker (17g, 5a) who have recorded 23 points and 22 points, respectively. Nicole Daniggelis boasts 20 points on 15 goals and five assists while Tess McEvoy has notched 10 goals and one assist for 11 points.
Harvard holds a 21-20-1 advantage over Yale in a series that dates back to 1975. The Crimson has won the previous three meetings between the archival including a 10-5 victory in Cambridge a year ago that featured seven different players record a goal.
Harvard will play one more team currently ranked in the IWLCA or Brine Division I Women's Media national polls. The Crimson will take on No. 5/5 Boston College March 26.
Captaining the Ship
Seniors Kyleigh Keating and Chelsey Newman were voted by their teammates as captains for the 2014 season.
Harvard returns to action Wednesday, March 26 when it hosts No. 5/5 Boston College at 7 p.m. in Harvard Stadium.