Romeo Leads Women’s Lacrosse Past Columbia, 10-8

Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Marisa Romeo neared her career high with six points as Harvard women's lacrosse registered a 10-8 win over Columbia Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium. 

Romeo paced the Crimson (5-3, 2-0) with four goals and two assists for her sixth hat trick of the year. The senior from Syracuse, New York passed Kaitlin Martin '09 to sit fourth all-time in career goals with 141. Senior Maeve McMahon added two goals and an assist, while junior Julia Glynn posted two scores.

Junior goalie Meredith Brown started the game in net and classmate Olivia Gundrum made five saves over the last 30 minutes, allowing just three goals.

Caroline Joy led the Lions (5-4, 1-2) with three goals and one assist. Kelsey Gedin made 13 saves between the pipes.

Cutting to the middle of the field, Romeo put the Crimson on the board first at the 27:33 mark. Columbia answered before Harvard ripped off two-straight to take a 3-1 advantage. Columbia scored two of the next three to make the score 4-3 near the halfway mark of the stanza.

McMahon executed a perfect behind-the-back shot to the back of the net, pushing the Crimson back ahead by two, 5-3. Two-straight from the Lions threatened the Harvard advantage, but the home team posted the final two scores of the half to hold a 7-5 lead at the break.

Victoria Kalamaras scored the first two goals of the second half to pull the Lions even, 7-7, with 22:22 to play. Romeo responded with a two-goal string of her own. The two teams traded goals to account for the final score.

For the full video recap of today's game, visit the Ivy League Digital Network

Harvard faces a quick turnaround, facing Stanford Tuesday, March 28.