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Women’s Lacrosse Set for Road Contest at Holy Cross Wednesday


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Wednesday, April 9
Harvard (6-4, 3-1 Ivy)
Holy Cross (5-9, 3-3 PL)
4:30 p.m.
Harvard Stadium
Patriot League Network
Live Stats
Harvard leads, 8-1
L, 17-12 (April 10, 2013)


Burke and the Crimson look for its third-straight win Wednesday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

The Storyline
The Harvard women's lacrosse team looks to stretch its win-streak to three games Wednesday as it travels to Holy Cross for a mid-week match. First draw between the Crimson and Crusaders is set for 4:30 p.m.

Harvard enters the contest at 6-4 overall, while Holy Cross sits at 5-9.

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.

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Scouting the Crimson
Harvard, which is on a two-game win streak, has outscored its opponents this spring by a 103-93 margin. Marisa Romeo paces the Crimson's attack as the freshman has found the back of the net 33 times and dished out five assists for 38 points.

In net, Kelly Weis is allowing 9.54 goals per game and owns a .492 save percentage, stopping 90 shots in 10 games. Weis also leads the team with 28 ground balls, while Megan Henessey has won 24 draw controls to lead the Crimson.

Scouting the Crusaders
Holy Cross fell at Bucknell, 8-7, Saturday to drop to 5-9 on the year. Kate Martino score three goals to pace the Crusaders while Laura Ryan found the back of the net twice.

Ryan has registered a team-high 30 points for Holy Cross with 20 goals and 10 assists. Sara Hennessey (21 g, 5a) and Martino (18g, 6a) have contributed 26 points and 24 points, respectively.

Martino has won the bulk of the draw controls (32), while Ryan has won 28 and leads the Crusaders in every defensive category. The midfielder has grabbed a team leading 29 ground balls and is tied with Sophie Agostinelli for the team lead in caused turnovers with 20 each.

Sarah Weber has started all 14 games in goal for Holy Cross and sports a 9.67 goals against average to go along with a save percentage of 43.7.

Series History
Despite dropping a 17-12 decision to Holy Cross last season, Harvard owns an 8-1 record against the Crusaders all-time.

Up Next
The Crimson returns to Ancient Eight action Saturday, April 12 when it entertains Princeton at Harvard Stadium at 1 p.m.

Last Time Out
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. Sophomore goalie Kelly Weis stopped seven shots and also collected a team-high four ground balls.

Related Link: Four Points from Todd Helps Harvard Women's Lacrosse Past Brown, 10-4

Around the Ivy League
Midway through the season, Harvard is in a second-place tie in the Ancient Eight standings. The Crimson is 3-1 in league play and is tied with Princeton, while Penn is alone in first at 2-0. Brown, Cornell and Dartmouth are in a three-way tie for fourth at 2-2, while Yale (1-3) and Columbia (0-4) round out the Ivy League standings.

Following the regular season, the top four teams in the standings will advance to the Ivy League tournament, hosted at the home site of the regular season champion May 2-4.

Hat Trick Heroes
Marisa Romeo has scored at least three goals in seven of nine games, while Megan Hennessey and Audrey Todd have two hat tricks apiece. Maeva McMahon and Alexis Nicolia each have one game with three tallies to their credit this season.

Underclassmen Scorers
Harvard's top four scorers on the season are either freshmen or sophomores. Rookies Marisa Romeo (33-5-38) and Megan Hennessey (14-6-20) and sophomores Alexis Nicolia (13-6-19) and Audrey Todd (14-4-18) have each reached the 10-point plateau.
 
Underclassmen have also led Harvard in scoring in each of its 10 games this year with a freshman pacing the Crimson in nine straight to open the season.