Women's Lacrosse Hosts Dartmouth in Regular Season Finale Friday
Harvard vs. Dartmouth
The Crimson will honor its three graduating seniors Friday night (Gil Talbot).
The Harvard women's lacrosse team welcomes Dartmouth to Harvard Stadium Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. for the final game of the regular season.
The Crimson, which has clinched a spot in the Ivy League tournament, stands at 9-5 overall and 4-2 in the Ancient Eight, while the Big Green is 5-8 overall and 2-4 in Ivy contests.
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.
Friday's game against Dartmouth marks the final home game in the careers of Kyleigh Keating, Chelsey Newman and Chloe Soukas. These seniors have helped the Crimson earn spots in three Ivy League tournaments and have guided Harvard to 31 wins over the last four seasons.
The seniors will be honored in a pre-game ceremony with their families.
Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, Harvard (4-2 Ivy) is tied with Cornell for third in the Ancient Eight standings.
Princeton, which claimed the Ivy League title, will host the upcoming conference tournament May 2-4. Harvard will face either Princeton or Penn in the semifinal round, depending on the outcomes of the other games this week.
Scouting the Crimson
Marisa Romeo leads the Ivy League with 3.14 goals per game and is fourth with 3.57 points per contest. Audrey Todd (26-6-32), Alexis Nicolia (20-8-8) and Megan Hennessey (20-7-27) have all eclipsed the 20-point mark in scoring.
Overall, Kelly Weis has made 113 saves and boasts a goals-against average of 9.39, good for fifth in the Ivy League. Marina Burke paces the team with 16 caused turnovers, while Tory Waldstein has 14 takeaways.
Scouting the Big Green
Dartmouth, which is looking to snap a three-game losing streak, is led offensively by Jaclyn Leto (32-7-39), Liz Calby (24-13-37) and Sarah Byrne (30-4-34).
Between the pipes, Kristen Giovanniello has played every minute in net and is 5-8 with a 10.36 goals-against mark and save percentage of .443.
Harvard holds a slight, 20-19-1, edge in the all-time series against its Ivy League rival to the north. The Big Green, which won last year's meeting, 15-8, in Hanover, N.H., on April 26, 2013, has claimed 16 of the last 18 games between the two schools dating back to the spring of 1997.
Last Time Out
Audrey Todd and Megan Hennessey each tallied three goals, as the Crimson held off Columbia, 12-10, in New York April 19. Goalie Kelly Weis finished with four saves, and Alexis Nicolia, Marisa Romeo and Sophia Capone scored two goals apiece in the victory.
Rookie Marisa Romeo, who has nine hat tricks, continues to lead Harvard in scoring with 44 goals and 50 points. A Harvard rookie has led the team in scoring in 12 of 14 games this spring.
The Crimson will travel to Princeton, N.J., for the Ivy League tournament May 2-4. Harvard will face either Penn or Cornell in the semifinal round (depending on other results this weekend), while Princeton will face either Penn or Cornell.