Women’s Lacrosse Slips at Home to Princeton


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Princeton 15, Harvard 6
Princeton (8-4, 4-1 Ivy)
Harvard (7-5, 3-2 Ivy)
Harvard Stadium
Harvard trails, 18-26
vs. BU, April 16

Marisa Romeo now leads Harvard with 39 goals this season (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Audrey Todd and Marisa Romeo each poured in two goals, while goalie Kelly Weis stopped six shots, but the Harvard women's lacrosse team suffered a 15-6 loss at home to Princeton at Harvard Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Todd also paced the Crimson with three draw controls, while Alexis Nicolia and Kyleigh Keating added two draw controls. Megan Hennessey and Amelia Capone each scooped up three ground balls for Harvard, which slips to 7-5 and 3-2 in the Ivy League.

Erin McMunn netted six goals for Princeton (8-4, 4-1), while Erin Slifer scored four times and dished out three assists for seven points. Annie Woehling turned aside eight shots in net for the Tigers, who outshot Harvard by a 25-20 margin and led in ground balls, 19-12. The Crimson finished 12-of-15 on clear attempts, while Princeton went 12-of-14.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Marisa Romeo and Audrey Todd led Harvard with two ground balls apiece.
  • Megan Hennessey tied her career-best with three ground balls, while Amelia Capone also snared three ground blals.
  • Kelly Weis made six saves in net for the Crimson
  • Harvard was 12-of-15 on clear attempts and has had at least 10 successful clears in all 12 games.
  • Five Harvard players caused turnovers.
  • The Crimson led in draw controls, 12-12, but the Tigers had the edge in shots, 25-20, and ground balls, 19-12.

Game Notes:

  • Harvard slips to 4-2 at home and 3-2 in the Ivy League.
  • The Crimson is now tied for third place in the Ancient Eight standings with Cornell, trailing Penn (3-0) and Princeton (4-1).
  • A freshman has led Harvard in scoring in 11 of the first 12 games.
  • Marisa Romeo now leads Harvard with 39 goals and 45 points. Romeo has scored 14 of those goals in Ivy League contests.
  • Romeo extended her point scoring streak to 12 games.
  • Kelly Weis now boasts a 9.62 goals-against average and .477 save percentage for the year. In conference games, Weis has a goals-against average of 9.05.
  • Harvard slips to 18-26 all-time against Princeton.

Game Progression:

  • After Harvard tied the game, 1-1, at 22:58 of the first half, Princeton went on a 3-0 run to go up, 4-1, by the 12:08 mark.
  • The teams split the next four goals of the game, 6-3, before the Tigers scored five straight to take a commanding, 11-3, advantage by 26:03.
  • Princeton scored four of the game's final seven goals, twice going up by 10, 14-4 and 15-5.

Ties: One
Lead Changes: None
Largest Leads: Harvard - none, Princeton by 10 (twice) – 2nd: 14-19, 4:43.

Up Next:
Harvard remains at home to host Boston University in the final non-conference game of the year Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.