Julia Glynn battles with a Dartmouth defender Saturday (Penny Ashford).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Julia Glynn amassed a career-best 10 points on six goals and four assists, as the Harvard women's lacrosse team toppled Dartmouth by a score of 17-9 Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium.
Glynn scored or assisted on the first six Harvard goals on the day and tied her career-best with six tallies. Marisa Romeo scored four times and assisted on three helpers to finish with seven points to tie her career-high. With her three goals Saturday, Romeo is now 11th in school history with 105 career tallies and is two points shy of Jen White '83 (138) for 11th in career points.
Kelly Weis moved into sole possession of third in the Harvard record books, making six saves to give her 395 in her career.
Harvard, which improved to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the Ivy League, outshot Dartmouth (5-4, 1-2), 37-21, and owned the edge in draw controls, 17-11. The Big Green held the advantage in ground balls, 28-18, and goalie Charlotte Wahle finished with six saves.
Nekele McCall led the Crimson with six draw controls, while Emma Ford collected five ground balls and caused two turnovers.
In a key game in the Ivy League standings, Glynn tied the game with an unassisted tally at 23:51, making it a 1-1 contest. Glynn fired for another goal just 39 seconds later, putting Harvard on top, 2-1, at the 23:12 mark. Later in the frame, Glynn assisted on a tally by Maeve McMahon at 14:59, and then Glynn notched her third of the game to give the Crimson a 4-2 advantage at 13:46.
Harvard tacked on another goal with 11:16 to play in the first, as Romeo accepted a pass from Glynn and fired to make it a 5-2 contest. Glynn continued her hot streak, scoring again at 9:12 to keep Harvard in front by three, 6-3. With 7:18 remaining, Eliza Guild slipped a pass to Audrey Todd who capitalized from in front of the cage, 7-3. Glynn found the back of the net for the fifth time of the half off a free-position attempt at 1:03, as Harvard led, 8-3.
In the second, Dartmouth got back within three, 8-5, until Glynn collected her eighth point on an assist on a tally by McCall at 21:53. Less than a minute later, Romeo notched her second of the game at 20:56, stretching the Crimson lead to 10-5.
Harvard kept its five-goal lead, 11-6, when Romeo teamed up with Alexis Nicolia for a tally at the 16:30 mark. With 11:36 left to play, McCall fired for her second goal off a pass by Romeo, as the Crimson remained in control, 12-7. After Nicolia beat Wahle at 10:15 to make it 13-7, Romeo notched her third of the game to give Harvard its largest lead of the day, 14-7, at 9:16.
Glynn capped her goal scoring with a goal at 7:52, coming off an assist by Nicolia, as the Crimson led, 15-7. Just 40 seconds later, Romeo followed with her fourth tally of the day off a pass from Glynn, extending it to 16-7. With time winding down, Audrey Todd put Harvard up 10, 17-7, with a free-position goal at 6:32.
Up next, the Crimson will welcome Brown to Cambridge for an Ivy League contest Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m. The game will be carried live on the Ivy League Digital Network.