Women's Lacrosse Hosts BU Wednesday in Final Non-Conference Game

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Wednesday, April 16
BU (6-8, 4-3 Patriot)
Harvard (7-5, 3-2 Ivy)
7 p.m.
Harvard Stadium
Ivy League Digital Network
Scott Suidkiff and Ben Altsher
Live Stats
Harvard leads, 12-11
L, 11-12 (March 29, 2013)

Isabella Wager and the Crimson are 4-2 at home this spring (Gil Talbot).

The Storyline
With just three games remaining in the regular season, the Harvard women's lacrosse team hosts Boston University in the final non-conference contest of the spring. 

The Crimson sits at 7-5 overall, while the Terriers are 6-8 entering the week.

Last Time Out
Marisa Romeo and Audrey Todd each found the back of the net twice, but the Crimson suffered a 15-6 loss at home to Princeton April 12. Goalie Kelly Weis turned away six shots, and Todd led the team with three draw controls.

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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Non-Conference Standouts
The Crimson boasts a 4-3 mark in its non-conference games this year, having defeated St. Mary's, Marquette, Vanderbilt and Holy Cross.

In those seven games, Marisa Romeo has amassed 29 points on 25 goals and four assists, while Megan Hennessey has 20 draw controls and 13 goals, to go along with six assists and 19 points. In net, Kelly Weis has recorded 67 saves and owns a 10.01 goals-against mark.
Around The Ivy League
With two conference games left to play, Harvard is in a tie for third place with Cornell (3-2). The Crimson trails Penn (3-0) and Princeton (4-1). Harvard will conclude its schedule by visiting Columbia April 19 and hosting Dartmouth April 25.
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.
Series History
Harvard and local rival Boston University have met 23 times, with the Crimson holding a slight edge in the series, 12-11. The Terriers won, 12-11, last season on March 29, 2013, but the Crimson took the two previous meetings before that after BU won six straight between 2005-10.
Home, Sweet Home
Harvard boasts a 4-2 record at home this spring and has two contests remaining in Cambridge. In the six home games, Marisa Romeo has netted 19 goals, while Audrey Todd has tallied 12 scores. In net, Kelly Weis has stopped 50.5 percent of shots by opponents and owns a 9.22 goals-against mark.
Freshmen Leaders
Rookie Marisa Romeo, who has eight hat tricks, continues to lead Harvard in scoring with 39 goals and 45 points. A Harvard rookie has led the team in scoring in 11 of 12 games this spring.
Scouting The Crimson
Marisa Romeo leads the Ivy League with 3.25 goals per game and is fourth with 3.75 points per contest. Alexis Nicolia (17-7-24), Audrey Todd (19-4-23) and Megan Hennessey (16-7-23) have all eclipsed the 20-point mark in scoring.
Overall, Kelly Weis has made 103 saves and boasts a goals-against average of 9.62, good for seventh in the Ivy League. Marina Burke paces the team with 15 caused turnovers, while Tory Waldstein has 13 takeaways.
Scouting The Terriers
Boston University, which is coming off a 19-8 loss at home to Loyola (Md.) April 12, is led offensively by Lindsay Weiner (14-12-26) and Becca Church (19-4-23).
Caroline Meegan has started 11 games between the pipes and has recorded 89 saves and has turned aside 42.6 of shot attempts by opponents.
Up Next
The Crimson plays its final road game of the regular season at Columbia Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m. Harvard will then return home to host Dartmouth on Senior Night Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m.