Three Crimson Record Hat Tricks in 16-5 Win at Holy Cross

Three Crimson Record Hat Tricks in 16-5 Win at Holy Cross


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Harvard 16, Holy Cross 5
Harvard (7-4, 3-1 Ivy)
HC (5-10, 3-3 PL)
Holy Cross Field
Harvard leads, 9-1
vs. Princeton, April 12

Audrey Todd had a career-high six draw controls and recorded her third straight game with a hat trick (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Marisa Romeo tallied four goals for the seventh time this year, and Alexis Nicolia and Audrey Todd added hat tricks, as the Harvard women's lacrosse team stretched its win streak to three games, topping Holy Cross, 16-5, Wednesday afternoon.

Romeo, also added an assist to finish with five points, while Todd led the team with six draw controls. Megan Hennessey paced the Crimson (7-4) with two caused turnovers, as Harvard held its seventh opponent under 10 goals this year. Kelly Weis stopped seven shots in net Lissie Russert scored two goals for Holy Cross (5-10), while Sarah Weber made four saves and Maddie Parisi turned aside three shots while in net for the Crusaders.

The Crimson finished a perfect 12-of-12 on clear attempts and had five free-position goals, while holding Holy Cross to only 18 shots. Harvard also held the edge in draw controls, 16-6, and ground balls, 10-7.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Marisa Romeo scored at least four goals for the seventh time this season.
  • Romeo led the team with five points.
  • Audrey Todd added a career-high six draw controls while finished with a hat trick for the third straight game.
  • Alexis Nicolia also tallied three goals and dished out an assist for a four-point effort.
  • Kelly Weis finished with seven saves and allowed just five goals, marking the seventh time she has surrendered less than 10 goals this spring.
  • Harvard was 12-of-12 on clear attempts and has had at least 10 successful clears in all 11 games.
  • The Crimson has allowed a total of only nine goals in its last two games.
  • Six Harvard players caused turnovers, led by Megan Hennessey (two).
  • The Crimson went on an 11-0 run between 18:26 of the first half and 24:00 of the second half.
  • Harvard allowed only one Holy Cross goal in the first half.

Game Notes:

  • Harvard improves to 3-3 on the road and 4-3 in non-conference games.
  • A freshman has led Harvard in scoring in 10 of the first 11 games.
  • Marisa Romeo now leads Harvard with 37goals and 43 points.
  • Romeo extended her point scoring streak to 11 games.
  • Kelly Weis now boasts a 9.12 goals-against average and .497 save percentage for the year.
  • Harvard has held four of the last five opponents to eight goals or less.
  • The Crimson defense has held opponents to 18 shots or less in the last two contests.
  • Harvard improves to 9-1 all-time against Holy Cross.

Game Progression:

  • Harvard scored the game's first two goals before Holy Cross got on the scoreboard at 23:28.
  • The Crimson then mustered a 10-0 run, going up, 12-1, by the 24:00 mark of the second half.
  • Both teams netted four goals in the final 20:50 of play.

Ties: None
Lead Changes: None
Largest Leads: Harvard by 12  – 2nd: 5:30,  Holy Cross – none

Up Next:
Harvard will return to Harvard Stadium to welcome Princeton for a key Ivy League contest Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m.