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Head coach Lisa Miller announced the Harvard women’s
lacrosse team 2010 scheduled Wednesday. The Crimson plays 15
regular season games, including eight at Harvard Stadium. Harvard
will again have a challenging schedule as six of the
Crimson’s 2010 opponents’ finished last season ranked
in the IWLCA/Under Armour Weekly Poll.
Harvard begins the season with four road games starting at Massachusetts Feb. 27. The next three games feature tough competition as the Crimson travels to lacrosse powerhouse Johns Hopkins (March 6), America East power New Hampshire (March 9) and last-year’s NCAA runner-up Penn (March 13).
The Crimson will host local rival Boston University in its home opener March 17 at Cumnock Field, the first of four straight at home. The Terriers finished the season ranked 12th in the national polls after posting a 15-4 record. Three days later, Harvard plays its second Ancient Eight game against Cornell, who finished 20th in the final poll of 2009. The following week, the Crimson plays back to back game against Brown (March 27) and Bryant (March 28).
Harvard travels to long time rival Yale for an April 3 game and remains on the road to face Virginia in Charlottesville April 5. The Cavaliers finished 10th in the end of the season poll with an 11-8 record. The Crimson returns home to face Holy Cross (April 14), Princeton (April 17) and Dartmouth (April 21). The Tigers and Big Green finished the season ranked seventh and 17th, respectively. Harvard closes out its Ivy League campaign at Columbia April 24.
The top four teams in the league will play in the Ivy League Tournament April 30 with the final to be held on May 2. The winner of the tournament will receive the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. The Crimson closes out its season with a non-conference night game against Boston College May 5.