Audrey Todd recorded a hat trick for the second straight game (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Led by a stingy defensive effort and four points from sophomore Audrey Todd, Harvard women's lacrosse downed Brown, 10-4, Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium.
Todd tallied her second-straight hat trick to pace all Crimson athletes. With the win, Harvard stands in a tie with Princeton for second in the Ivy League, holding a 5-4 overall record and a 3-1 mark in conference action. Sophomore goalie Kelly Weis stopped seven shots and also collected a team-high four ground balls.
Brown, led by Danielle Mastro with two goals, falls to 8-3 on the season and 2-2 in Ancient Eight play.
The Crimson held the Bears to just 13 shots on the day. Harvard's defense also caused nine of Brown's 14 turnovers and collected 15 ground balls.
- Audrey Todd recorded her second-straight hat trick with a four-point effort to pace Harvard.
- The Crimson defense, led by sophomore goalie Kelly Weis, allowed season lows with 13 shots and four goals. It was the best defensive output since Harvard allowed just four goals in an 18-4 win over Marquette on March 19, 2013.
- Kyleigh Keating controlled a season-high three draws.
- Weis improved to 6-4.
- The Crimson went 13-of-15 on clear attempts and has had at least 10 successful clears in all 10 games. Harvard was a perfect 7-of-7 in the first half.
- Harvard improves to 4-1 at home and 3-1 in Ivy League play.
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- The Crimson has five games remaining on the schedule, three of which are at Harvard Stadium.
- For the first time this season, a freshman did not lead the Crimson in scoring, as sophomore Audrey Todd netted her second-straight hat trick to pace Harvard.
- Marisa Romeo now leads Harvard with 33 goals and 39 points.
- Romeo has scored a free-position goal in each of the last four contests.
- Romeo has registered at least one point in all 10 games.
- The Crimson improves to 29-11 all-time against the Bears.
- The Crimson held the Bears to 13 shots, a season low for Crimson opponents.
- Harvard burst out to a 5-0 start, as Todd registered three of the first four scores.
- Brown answered with an unassisted goal with eight minutes remaining, but the Crimson used a transition goal just before the half to head into the break leading 6-1.
- Brown ripped off a quick 2-0 run to start the second half, cutting the deficit to three, 6-3.
- The Crimson registered four of the final five tallies to take secure the win.
Lead Changes: None
Largest Leads: Harvard by 6– 2nd: 0:37, Brown – none
Harvard hits the road for a midweek matchup against instate foe Holy Cross Wednesday, April 9. The game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.