Women’s Lacrosse Dominates Yale, 15-4; Crimson Clinches Spot in Ivy Tournament

Hannah Mullen was honored in a pregame ceremony on Senior Day (Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's lacrosse team outscored Yale, 8-1, in the first half and went on to lead 13-1 en route to a 15-4 victory at the Soldiers Field Lacrosse Stadium Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the Crimson moves to 8-7 overall and 4-3 in the Ivy League and clinched the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Ivy League tournament. Harvard will face No. 1 seed Princeton in Princeton, New Jersey Friday, May 1. Cornell and Penn will be the other two teams to compete in the conference tournament next week.

Harvard was led by Julia Glynn, who had two goals and five assists for seven points, while Megan Hennessey added a hat trick and two helpers for a five-point effort. Marina Burke, Maeve McMahon, Audrey Todd and Jill Scyocurka also netted two goals apiece for the Crimson. Hennessey and Glynn both won four draw controls. In net, Kelly Weis finished with four saves.

Goalie Erin Mullins made one save for Yale (7-8, 2-5 Ivy) , while Maggie Pizzo found the back of the net twice.

The Crimson scored the game's first four goals, as McMahon notched back-to-back scores at 20:53 and 17:30 to make it a 4-0. Hennessey also netted two goals in the first stanza, coming at 11:30 and 8:23, as the Crimson led, 8-1, after the first 30 minutes of play.

In the second half, the game remained completely in favor of Harvard, as Hennessey put the Crimson up 10, 11-1, with 17:38 remaining, forcing the clock to continue to move. Despite Yale scoring three times in the final 10:10, Harvard emerged with a 15-4 victory.

The Crimson outshot the Bulldogs, 19-13, and had an edge in ground balls, 13-8. Harvard was also perfect on clear attempts, going 11-of-11, and ground balls were tied, 9-9. The Crimson did not attempt any free-position shots.